UBC Facilities is aware that there is currently an increase in mosquito activity due to this summer’s weather pattern. Although, some may find mosquitos pesky because of their biting habit, Facilities does not manage the population of this insect.
Mosquitos do not typically cross an action threshold frequently enough to pose a serious risk to the community and safety to our buildings or infrastructure. These insects are seasonal and populations should reduce greatly in 6-8 weeks.
For resources to understand the increase in mosquito activity and population, and tips on how to protect yourself from mosquito bites, please visit some of the resources below:
- Government of Canada: Learn about mosquitoes, how to control them, and how to protect yourself from their bites.
- City of Surrey: Find details on Surrey’s Nuisance Mosquito Control Program
- CBC News: There’s a ‘mass emergence’ of mosquitoes in Metro Vancouver and recent rain is to blame, says professor
- CTV News: ‘A whole summer’s worth of mosquitoes’: Expert explains Vancouver’s recent, itchy surge
- UBC News (2022): How to avoid becoming a mosquito’s dinner
For immediate concerns, please contact the Services Centre at 604-822-2173.