News

Mosquito Fight in Fort Langley

The Township of Langley, in co-operation with Metro Vancouver Parks is trying to minimize the amounts of slaps, hits and scratching locals will do this year.

Starting last week, the Township and Metro Parks began conducting periodic aerial larvicide treatments via helicopter over mosquito breeding sites located on Brae and McMillan Islands in Fort Langley. The Township’s nuisance mosquito control contractor, Culex Environmental, is carrying out the aerial treatments.

One year, Metro Parks decided not to use larvicide treatments on Brae Island and an outbreak of mosquitoes nearly shut down camping that summer. It hurt tourism in the village, as everyone was being attacked by swarms of the blood sucking insects. The Mosquito Control Hotline is 604-872-1912.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
 
Trinity Western University in Langley sues law society over law school
 
New colour scheme for development is fine with church
No grand slam but iconic Langley statue has scraped knee
 
Walnut Grove Santa tour set for Sunday
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
Roads study provides ammunition for District of Kent
 
Farmers think migratory birds spreading avian influenza
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.