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2023 Service Requests

Total service requests are higher this February than the five-year average (174 requests compared to an average of 119 requests). This difference is mainly because of a residential tick study that the laboratory staff are conducting, which generated 46 tick service requests in January. In a typical year, February will usually have no more than one or two tick service requests. Additionally, both mosquito and rodent requests were above average for February, with 55 mosquito requests compared to an average of 44 and 46 rodent requests compared to an average of 30.

The “other” category included a variety of insect-related requests regarding bees, cockroaches, and fleas.

The following table contains the number of each type of service request in February 2023 compared to the five-year average in February.

Type of RequestFebruary 20235-year February average
Insect identification67
Mosquito fish54
Dead birds54


This graph shows the number of service requests by type in February 2023. 

May contain: chart and pie chart

 Page last reviewed March 6, 2023

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