Biological control of biting insects : assessment of the 2018 season
One more year for GDG Environnement, it’s now time to do a balance-sheet of the season. What do our friends mosquitoes and black flies have reserved for us this year? The conditions have been totally different for mosquito treatment than in 2017.
Here is our 2018 report for Quebec, in three points:
1. A SEASON WITHOUT RAIN
Unlike the year 2017 which was marked by historic floods, the year 2018, meanwhile, shone by its daily sun. Of course, we will not complain about it here. According to Quebec environment sources, “between March and June, southern Quebec […] was deprived of almost a third of the total rain normally received at this time of year, a difference of one month may be complete without rain” . We can therefore certify that “Mother Nature” has been on our side to facilitate our work. Less stagnant water also means less treatment needed. We want the same scenario for the next year.
2 . NICOLET’S HAPPINESS
In 2018, the city of Nicolet and GDG Environnement had a new partnership for the treatment of biting insects and black flies. After a year of treatment, citizen satisfaction is almost unanimous. “Mayor Geneviève Dubois has released the results of the survey conducted last September, indicating that 95% of respondents said they were ready to repeat the experiment and pay again for the control of black flies and mosquitoes “.
The conclusion is clear, once the program of biological control of biting insects is established, citizens understand that they can finally enjoy their outdoor activities and ask for the same scenario for each summer season.
3. INCREASED CITIZEN DEMAND FOR THE PROGRAM
In this year 2018, citizen demands for biological control have more than doubled. This means that GDG Environnement performs well with the population and our reputation continues to spread throughout the province of Quebec, where the “mosquito” is always ready to accompany us for a campfire between friends. In addition, our survey platform (available on the GDG website) welcomes more and more respondents who want an ecological solution for biting insects. The means of communication made available to citizens benefiting from our services are once again a great success, particularly with information kiosks and the “info-moustiques” line. This winning formula is a high performance because we can respond in a short time and thus know, at the same time, the new territories of nuisance biting insects. For example, the appearance of a new beaver dam means a proliferation of mosquitoes in a region.