Everything about the biological control of biting insects
GDG has been acquiring expertise in the biological control of biting insects for more than 30 years. If this field has no secrets for us, it is not the case for everyone and we frequently receive questions about this service. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
What is biological control of biting insects?
Biological control of biting insects is an operation aimed at reducing the nuisance caused by mosquitoes and black flies. These two species are beginning to spread in the spring and have a considerable impact on the quality of life of citizens, the practice of outdoor activities, the attractiveness of a territory, tourism and land valuation. Although it is difficult to quantify, the biological control of biting insects has a positive impact on the economy. For example, customers of a restaurant enjoying a drink on a terrace will probably stay longer outside and consume more if they are not bitten by mosquitoes.
Is biological control of biting insects effective?
To be effective, controls must be performed by professionals. At GDG, the first step we take when we start a project is to map the breeding grounds for mosquitoes and black flies in a given area. Our mapping expertise allows us to control the listed sites up to six kilometers around the protected area. Thanks to our experience, our customers benefit from a reduction of at least 80% of the nuisance caused by biting insects. In some cities, our efficiency rate is close to 95%.
Is biological control of biting insects safe?
Because we use a 100% ecological product, the Bti, our operations are completely safe for humans and wildlife. The Bti is a naturally occurring bacterium in the soil and is only targeting mosquitoes and black flies larvae. Also, the use of Bti is approved by Health Canada.
To learn more about Bti, you can download the document Everything you should know about Bti.
How can I start a biological control program for biting insects in my municipality?
The best way to start a biological control program for biting insects in your municipality is to ask your municipal representatives. To do this, you can gather your neighborhood and participate in a city council to explain the benefits of your project. You can also send an email to your mayor or advisor. If you need help with your request, you can call us and we will be happy to support you.
For more information on setting up a biological control program for biting insects in your municipality, you can download this document to know how to become a GDG Ambassador.