Controversial spraying program takes a bite out of Kanata North mosquito problem
CTV Ottawa News

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By CTV News Ottawa, June 28, 2016

A controversial mosquito control program in west Ottawa appears to be paying dividends for residents.

Kanata North is a ward that includes some significant wetlands that tend to produce significant mosquito populations. “Oh yeah, last year was crazy,” says Scott King. “I couldn’t sit outside last year.”

Fed up with feeding the bloodsuckers, residents voted to fund a 4-year, $1.5 million dollar program to spray bacteria that targets and kills mosquito larvae in local waterways.