Mosquito Fogging Begins Thursday, June 17

24 hour notice:  Adult nuisance mosquito fogging to begin

To date, the Insect Control Branch (ICB) has used a combination of larviciding and residual treatments to control mosquito populations. These measures alone are no longer sufficient to control the current adult nuisance mosquito population, therefore an adult nuisance mosquito fogging program will be implemented. Fogging will begin on Thursday, June 16, 2016, between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

 

Daily Announcements & Insect Management Areas

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will be released daily at least eight hours in advance of fogging. These PSAs will identify the Insect Management Areas the Insect Control Branch is planning to treat that evening, weather permitting.

Until further notice, fogging will be carried out on a daily basis between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Fogging will not occur when temperatures are below 13 degrees Celsius and/or wind speeds are not conducive to fogging.

The insecticide Pro Malathion ULV® will be used. This insecticide has been approved for use in Canada by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Pro Malathion ULV® will be used in accordance with federally approved label directions by licensed pesticide applicators.

For more information about the control of adult mosquitoes in Winnipeg, visit:

 

Buffer zones

All buffer zones will be respected. Crews will ensure that the sprayer is not treating within 90 metres on each side of a registered property on the front street, side street, and rear lane.

The Insect Control Branch will have extended hours today and tomorrow to process in-person buffer zone requests at 1539 Waverley Street: Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring a piece of accepted identification that ties the registrant to the address being registered.   There are four different options to register:

  • In writing to the Insect Control Branch at 3 Grey Street, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1V2,
  • By emailing 311 at 311@winnipeg.ca,
  • By faxing 311, and
  • In person at 1539 Waverley Street.  Remember – a 72-hour turnaround time is required.

 

More information about insect control is available at www.winnipeg.ca/bugline

 

 

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