Mosquito campaign continues

The Mosquito Research & Control Unit began its aerial larvicide campaign Tuesday and will continue through most of May.

The goal of larviciding is to kill mosquito eggs before they develop into adults, reducing the amount of mosquitoes and the need for traditional mosquito spraying, said a GIS press release.

Special anti-mosquito pellets will be dropped in mosquito breeding areas, and once they are wet (with tidal flooding of swamps and as the rainy season begins) they dissolve in the water and spread throughout the breeding area.

The main difference in this year’s spraying is that the traditional buzz of the yellow MRCU plane will be replaced with the new colours of the red-and-white aerial sprayer.

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