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City Making ‘Excellent Progress’ in Mosquito Battle

June 19, 2009 10:05 AM | News

Taz StuartCity Entomologist Taz Stuart provided an update on Insect Control Branch activities earlier this morning and the progress sounds promising.

The City of Winnipeg is continuing its aggressive larvidicing program and weather conditions have played in their favour while doing so. Both ground crews and helicopters have made excellent progress in carrying out the fight against those pesky skeeters within both Winnipeg and the surrounding 10km area.

Cankerworm Control Program

As you’ve been reading here on a daily basis, the City is targeting specific areas for cankerworm spraying every night of the week. Spraying will continue in areas with significant larval populations. Over the past three weeks, several of the City’s parks, neighbourhoods and cemeteries have been treated for cankerworms.

Treatment is occurring from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., weather permitting. Spraying will not occur if there is significant rainfall or winds are greater than 20 km/h.

More information can be found by visiting Winnipeg.ca/bugline.