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[EN] BIOLOGISK MYGGKONTROLL

Vi utvecklar metoder för miljömässigt balaserad kontroll av myggproblem

The aim of Biological Mosquito Control is

to reduce the abundance of floodwater mosquitoes to acceptable levels so that people can enjoy living in and visiting the Nedre Dalälven region.

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2020-03-30 12:49

The Environmental Protection Agency has made their decision!

On March 26, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency granted an exemption which will allow us to conduct mosquito control along the Nedre Dalälven for the years 2020-2022. As in previous years we did not receive teh exemption for Natura 2000 areas Sputholmen, Tjursö archipelago, and Jordbärsmuren-Ålbo. The full decision along with appendices can found at this link to the Environmental Protection Agency's website (Swedish only).

Concurrently, Forshaga mosquito control also received an exemption but for the year 2020 (as applied for). All areas aside from the Natura 2000 area, Näs were approved. This decision can be found at this link to the Environmental Protection Agency's website (Swedish only).

2020-01-14 16:16

Update on the Application Process

The Nedre Dalälven application process is at the stage where the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has now forwarded our request on to the central government (read here, Swedish only). Regarding Forshaga, our opinion on the stakeholder response to our application has been submitted to the Swedish EPA (read here, Swedish only). Following their review, we expect that our request for mosquito control with Forshaga will also be forwarded on to the central government. Read more

UPCOMING

Week 14

We have sent agreement letter reminders to landowners within Nedre Dalälven and Forshaga treatment areas. We also received the Environmental Protection Agency's decision for both Nedre Dalälven and Forshaga. Preparations for mosquito control are on schedule!


Week 15

We hope everyone has a Happy Easter! We will be working an abbreviated week and making further planning preparations within our non-target programme which will commence in Forshaga during week 17 and Nedre Dalälven week 18.


Week 16

We continue working according to our yearly calendar.

​Mosquitoes

There are around 50 species of mosquitoes in Sweden and we have found 33 species in the area around River Dalälven.
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Mosquito control

Larvae of floodwater mosquitoes are controlled by aerial application of VectoBac G granules, which contain Bti as active ingredient and are dispersed by helicopter.
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Non-target programme

To study the potential environmental impact of Bti, we have a non-target organism  programme.
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About us

Biological Mosquito Control is a project within Nedre Dalälven Utvecklings AB (NEDAB) with offices in Uppsala and Gysinge.
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