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Mosquito Levels Expected to Rise

June 11, 2009 1:45 PM | News

By Brian Schultz

Mosquito FoggingMosquito trap counts in the city remain low, but that’s not expected to be the case for much longer. The recent rainfall, along with warmer temperatures, will most likely produce a nuisance of mosquitoes over the next few days. Keep your bug spray handy this weekend! 4 helicopters are continuing to be utilized to monitor and treat potential water sites in Winnipeg and the surrounding area.

Meanwhile, the battle against cankerworms rages on, as the City’s Insect Control Branch will continue spraying for cankerworms beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, weather permitting. Areas being treated include Kildonan Drive, Rossmere A, River – Osborne and Riverview.

The program began on May 31 and is expected to go on for another three weeks. Citizens can register for a 30m buffer zone if they wish by contacting 311 or visiting Winnipeg.ca/bugline.