May 19, 2017 3:55 pm
Updated: May 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Deltagard approved for use in Winnipeg’s fight against mosquitoes

Health Canada has approved the use of Deltagard in Winnipeg's battle against mosquitoes.

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WINNIPEG – Health Canada has approved the use of Deltagard in Winnipeg’s battle against mosquitoes.

For the past 30 years Winnipeg has fogged with Malathion but it’s no longer available in Canada.

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Winnipeg decided in 2016 to make the switch to Deltagard but needed approval from Health Canada.

That permission was granted Friday.

It’s a costly change. ¬†One round of fogging with malthion ran $100,000. ¬†Deltagard is twice that, at $200,000 per application.

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