GDG Environnement ltée - Howto

By: Groupe Gdg  09-12-2011
Keywords: environmentally friendly, Biologists, Biological Control

Quality of Summer Life

There's nothing like mosquito or black fly bites to take the fun out of a summer evening. Spraying and swatting just seem to make them more persistent. Backyard BBQ's are forced indoors at dusk and spectators can't wait for evening soccer games to end.But there is a solutionMosquito control programs in North America started in the early 1900's. But the old chemical controls were bad for the environment. Now there is a biological (non chemical) treatment process available which can control biting flies for an entire municipality. Experts in this field can guarantee to decrease the biting insect
populations by at least 80% in the first year of a program.Biological control programs are a proven solutionMany communities are taking back the best parts of our Canadian summer with a control program that's environmentally friendly and more effective than conventional spraying. Biological control agents are made from bacteria found naturally in the environment, and are now used extensively in programs to control populations of biting insects.An environmentally appropriate procedure validated by scientific researchBiological control of mosquitoes and black flies is a proven technique that has been intensively studied by the worldwide scientific community. Research studies around the globe have confirmed that scientifically designed programs using biological larvicides can effectively control biting insect populations. The agents impact only the larvae of mosquitoes and black flies, leaving other insects and organisms virtually unaffected and are proven safe for fish, amphibians, birds, mammals and human beings. Programs are set up and coordinated by professional biologists with full authorization and approval of regulatory authorities (e.g. The Ministry of the Environment).What results can you expect?Our programs have met with unquestionable success. Mosquitoes were reduced by over 90% in the suburbs of Montreal and black flies by 94% at a northern Hydro-Electric project site. Citizens in dozens of municipalities like Gatineau and Mont Tremblant, Quebec and Oromocto, New Brunswick rate the programs a great success and solid value. Residents and tourists alike get greater enjoyment from outdoor activities.How does a program get initiated?Because mosquitoes and black flies travel, a successful control program must be established for an entire municipality. A new program usually starts with an investigation being made by local officials who think there may be a significant benefit to the community. Concern may have been expressed by residents to municipal council in the form of individual calls or a petition organized by a local group wanting an improved quality of life.


Do you need more information?

At the request of a private group of municipal officials, a representative from GDG Environnement can provide further information or participate in a meeting to discuss the process and answer questions.

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