July 6, 2014 12:52 pm

Winnipeg bug battle behind schedule

A truck fogs for mosquitoes as the sun rises on July 8, 2013

Martin Weaver / Global News

WINNIPEG – Mosquitoes caught a break Saturday night due to stormy weather, which kept crews from spraying some Winnipeg neighbourhoods to get rid of the pests.

The City of Winnipeg began its adult nuisance mosquito fogging program Saturday night, but the fogging trucks were unable to treat six of the insect management areas. So they’ll be back at it Sunday night, weather permitting, to get caught up.

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The city’s “Adulticiding Factor Analysis” level — the benchmark for deciding whether to roll out the fogging trucks — was high Sunday, with an average trap count of 184 mosquitoes. The buggiest area is Assiniboine Park, with a trap count of 1,664 mosquitoes.

Officials released the following information Sunday:

Insect management areas yet to be completed from July 5 scheduled fogging program:

18 – Maple Grove Park, Normand Park, River Park South, St. Vital Centre, Vista
21 – Agassiz, Cloutier Drive, Fort Richmond, Montcalm, University
23 – Tuxedo Industrial, West Perimeter South, Whyte Ridge, Wilkes South
24 – Brockville, Buffalo, Chevrier, Linden Ridge, Lindenwoods, Pembina Strip, West Fort Garry Industrial
27 – Elmhurst, Eric Coy, Marlton, Ridgedale, Varsity View, Vialoux
29 – Edgeland, Old Tuxedo, South Tuxedo, Tuxedo

New insect management areas to be treated Sunday night upon completion of above scheduled areas:

3 – Eaglemere, Grassie, McLeod Industrial, North Transcona Yards, Springfield South, Valley Gardens
5 – Chalmers, Glenelm
6 – East Elmwood, Kildonan Crossing, Munroe East, Talbot Grey, Tyne Tees
7 – Griffin, Meadows, Peguis, Radisson, Regent, Victoria West
8 – Cantebury Park, Kern Park, Kildare Redonda, Transcona North
9 – Dugald, Melrose, Mission Gardens, Transcona South, Transcona Yards, St. Boniface Industrial Park
10 – North St. Boniface, Tissot, Central St. Boniface, Dufresne, Mission Industrial, Holden
13 – Alpine Place, Elm Park, Lavalee, St. George, Varennes, Worthington
15 – Niakwa Place, Southdale, Southland Park, Symington Yards, The Mint
16 – Island Lakes, Royalwood, Sage Creek
17 – Dakota Crossing, Meadowood
19 – St. Vital Perimeter South

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