West Bench, Faulder, Okanagan Lake West
RDOS staff will continue to monitor Max Lake for West Nile virus, which seems to be the largest health risk we face from mosquitoes. As noted above, however, West Nile has yet to appear in this province (see the surveillance data from the BC Centre for Disease Control), so the immediate risk is very low.
Staff will also try to determine if Max Lake is the whole problem. I suspect it is, since the mosquitoes are clearly much less numerous once you get a kilometer or so away from the wetland. Even so, we ask you to walk around your property and take a look for standing water.
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