Mosquito control underway

Crews in Lake Country this week treating catch basins for mosquito control program

  • Aug. 7, 2013 12:00 p.m.

For the second time this summer, you may see people driving through Central Okanagan neighbourhoods and throwing packets into curbside catch basins.

Weather permitting from Wednesday through Sunday, five crews (three in cars, two on scooters) will be driving by every roadside catch basin in the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, a portion of West Kelowna Estates in the District of West Kelowna and Sunset Ranch in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area, treating standing water with an environmentally approved mosquito larvacide.

During this six-day blitz, approximately 9,000 roadside catch basins will be treated as part of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Mosquito Control Program.

The crews were out in late June for a seven-day blitz to treat the catch basins.

For more information about the program and how you can help reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home, visit