RD to look into mosquito issue

Resident complaints lead to investigation

  • Feb. 23, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Record Staff

The regional district committee of the whole approved a  recommendation to invest $5,000 to investigate the scope of a mosquito problem in and around Point Holmes and Cape Lazo, in partnership with the Town of Comox.

The CVRD has received complaints from Area B residents about mosquitoes — identified as Aedes dorsalis, a common North American mosquito typically found in salt marsh areas around the Georgia Basin.

Island Health has confirmed there is no presence of West Nile virus in the Valley.

The mosquito population is therefore considered a nuisance issue, a staff report states.

Staff will report on results, options and cost estimates for a mosquito population abatement service, if deemed necessary.

 

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