Fire ants invade neighbourhood

Homes on Second and Third streets, and Duncan and England avenues affected

Council received a report about European Fire Ants in the neighbourhood bounded by Second and Third streets, and Duncan and England avenues. Residents have asked the City to consider ways to help manage the insects — an invasive species that can sting people.

At a neighbourhood meeting, Dr. Rob Higgins of Thompson Rivers University said eradication is not possible but ongoing management will help reduce the impacts.

The City has a capital road project planned for Second Street. Bidding contractors are required to include a management plan to ensure the ants are not spread during work.

 

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