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Winnipeg resumes malathion fogging for mosquitoes

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A truck fogs for mosquitoes in Winnipeg. Global News file photo

WINNIPEG – The city’s insect control branch will fog for mosquitoes again starting Thursday at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.

The city-wide average adult mosquito trap count Thursday was 68, with the worst region being the city’s northwest, where an average of 158 mosquitoes were counted – and where fogging will start. The highest trap count Thursday was 336 mosquitoes in West Kildonan near the Red River.

Insect management areas 40-51 are scheduled to be fogged Thursday night. In addition to West Kildonan, Wolseley, much of the West End, the city core, the North End, Inkster, Garden City, Jefferson, Seven Oaks, Amber Trails and Old Kildonan will be sprayed. A full list of insect management areas can be found below the map.

The city will spray malathion from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Friday. Fogging is suspended when the temperature drops below 13 C or when wind speeds are high enough to blow the pesticide away.

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The blue areas on the map will be sprayed for mosquitoes on Thursday night. The olive green areas were sprayed earlier in June. winnipeg.ca / City of Winnipeg

Insect management areas scheduled for fogging Thursday night are:

  • 40 — Kensington, Minto, Polo Park, St. Matthews, West Wolseley
  • 41 — Armstrong Point, Broadway-Assiniboine, Legislature, Portage and Main, South Portage, The Forks, West Broadway, Wolseley
  • 42 — Central Park, Colony, Daniel McIntyre, Portage-Ellice, Spence, West Alexander
  • 43 — North Inkster Industrial, Oakpoint Highway, Omand’s Creek Industrial, Tyndall Park
  • 44 — Burrows-Keewatin, Inkster Industrial Park, Mynarski, Pacific Industrial, Shaughnessy Park, Weston, Weston Shops
  • 45 — Burrows Central, Robertson, William Whyte
  • 46 — Centennial, Chinatown, Civic Centre, Dufferin, Dufferin Industrial, Exchange District, Logan CPR, Lord Selkirk Park, North Point Douglas, South Point Douglas
  • 47 — Inkster-Faraday, Luxton, St. John’s, St. John’s Park
  • 48 — Inkster Gardens, Mandalay West, The Maples
  • 49 — Garden City, Leila-McPhillips Triangle, Margaret Park, Templeton-Sinclair
  • 50 — Jefferson, Kildonan Park, Seven Oaks
  • 51 — Amber Trails, Leila North, Riverbend, Rivergrove, Rosser-Old Kildonan, West Kildonan Industrial

Those who wish not to have spraying done around their home may apply for a buffer zone by writing to the insect control branch at 3 Grey Street, R2L 1V2, emailing 311 at 311@winnipeg.ca, faxing 311 or in person at 1539 Waverley Street. The application must be accompanied by proof of residency, such as a copy of a driver’s licence or utility bill. It takes 72 hours for the buffer zone to come into effect.

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