Kanata residents to pay to kill mosquitos this year
Four-year mosquito control program will cost about $35 per household in the affected area.
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Kanata residents may soon be able to mow their lawns without hordes of pesky mosquitos buzzing around their heads.
Councillors approved a new four-year mosquito control program to squash the bloodsuckers. Starting next year, the city will spray a biological treatment, Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis, or Bti, that destroys the stomachs and larvae of mosquitos. Health Canada has deemed it safe for humans, animals and non-mosquito insects.
Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who developed the plan, drummed up a special levy of about $35 per household for the program.