Mosquito Control

  • St. Albert typically see's two 'hatches' of the Aedes genus mosquito per summer. They are largely considered a nuisance species. The intensity of the hatches are directly related to how much moisture is around the City.
  • The City of St. Albert did conduct a study of mosquito population in 2004 and 2005. The study found that mosquito larvae are largely found in small, temporary bodies of water such as puddles in construction areas or fields. There were limited numbers of larvae found in permanent water bodies such as our storm ponds, Lacombe and Grandin Lakes or the Sturgeon River. Spraying for mosquito populations was discontinued two decades ago as it impacted many beneficial insects such as bees and dragonflies.
  • The City of St. Albert did a pilot using a bacteria-based granule, but found that it is not effective. This City is also surrounded by open fields, forests, open bodies of water and wetlands that we do not have control over.
  • Eliminate any sources of stagnant water in your yard such as old tires, kids toys or garden tools. Encourage mosquito predators such as birds and bats to visit your yard by growing native plants or putting up nesting or roosting boxes in your trees. Avoid going out at dawn and dusk which is prime mosquito time.

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Last edited: May 6, 2022