The floodplains of the River Dalälven were subject to enormous floodings, with the highest water levels since summer 2000. This resulted in hatching of both snow pool mosquito larvae, and floodwater mosquito larvae. Between May 10 and 14, the mosquito control agent VectoBac G was spread by helicopter over 4411 ha in total.
Länsstyrelsen Dalarna has granted permissions for three years
The County Administrative Board of Dalarna has granted permissions for treatments with VectoBac G in Kungsgårdsholmarna and Prostnäsets nature reserve as well as its part of Färnebofjärden national park for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Our application for mosquito control using VectoBac G spread by helicopter and within Natura-2000 areas has been sent to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in November 2017. In February 2018, the agency handed over the handling to the Ministry of the Environment and Energy.
Very few mosquitoes at midsummer
Mosquito numbers are very low, and both locals and visitors in the Nedre Dalälven region can look forward to midsummer celebrations. We wish everybody Happy Midsummer!