Winnipeg Mosquito Fogging Trucks Being Deployed

Winnipeg Mosquito Fogging Trucks Being Deployed

Ken Nawolsky
Insect Control Branch superintendent Ken Nawolsky (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Those pesky mosquitoes Winnipeggers have been swatting over the last week will be met with a vigorous fogging campaign beginning Thursday night.

The city-wide trap count is at 51, double the required 25 for two consecutive days needed to begin the annual fogging program.

Fogging tricks will roll out tomorrow between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. beginning in the southwest area of the city, where there’s a particularly high emergence of female adult mosquitoes. Trap counts were at an average of 137 across Winnipeg on Wednesday.

Residents not wishing to have fogging near their property can apply for a 90-metre buffer zone by contacting the city. Buffer zones can be requested by contacting 311 via phone, e-mail or fax, in person at 1539 Waverley Street or writing to Insect Control Branch at 3 Grey Street, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1V2.

Citizens can find out which Insect Management Area they reside in by calling 311 or by going to the city’s website.