Mosquito Fogging to Begin Thursday in Winnipeg

Mosquito Fogging to Begin Thursday in Winnipeg

A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

A surge in mosquito trap count numbers has the City of Winnipeg rolling out its fogging equipment starting Thursday.

The city-wide Adulticiding Factor Analysis (AFA) factor has moved from medium to high and the New Jersey light trap count is 140.

Fogging will take place between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. and the city will notify residents at least eight hours in advance on which areas will be targeted.

Buffer zones will be respected within 90 metres on each side of a registered property. Buffer zones can be requested by visiting 1539 Waverley Street from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday. Residents are asked to bring ID bearing their address. Alternatively, you can request a buffer zone by emailing, faxing 311, or in writing to the Insect Control Branch at 3 Grey Street, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1V2. A minimum of 72 hours is required for the latter of three methods.