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Notice of Pesticide Use

Posted on Monday May 14, 2018

Notice from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Between May 14, 2018 and October 31, 2018 a mosquito larviciding program will be conducted to reduce mosquito populations.

This is being done under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health under Ontario Regulation 199/03 and by permit approval of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in the following communities: Windsor, Essex, Tecumseh, Lakeshore, Leamington, LaSalle, Amherstburg, and Kingsville.

Larviciding will take place to reduce populations of mosquito larvae and to reduce the risk of the West Nile Virus to persons in Windsor-Essex County. The biological larvicide Vectobac 200G (granular, PCP#18158) and Vectobac 1200L (liquid, PCP #21062) may be applied to standing water that cannot be drained. The larvicide Altosid Pellets (pellet, PCP #21809) will be applied to catch basins.

Only areas within 2 kilometres of urban communities will be treated. All larvicide will be applied by Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change licensed applicators or trained technicians.

For more information, please call the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 or 1-800-265-5822. You can also visit the website at www.wechu.org