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Get Ready For a Surge in City’s Mosquito Population

June 3, 2010 11:45 AM | News

You just knew all this moisture we received last week couldn’t come and go without some consequences.

City of Winnipeg entomologist Taz Stuart says to expect a significant adult mosquito emergence in the next 10-14 days.


The city-wide Adulticiding Factor Analysis (AFA) rating is at the medium level as of Thursday, meaning the Insect Control Branch will begin residual treatments where there are localized emergences of adult mosquito populations on city property. Parks, right of ways and other city owned properties will get the preferential spraying treatment. Residual treatments will be applied directly to localized areas of long grass, bushes and shrubs where adult mosquitoes rest during the day.

And despite a question during the news conference from a local reporter (name withheld), there will not be an increased level of mosquito spraying in anticipation for the Queen’s visit on July 3. Just so you know.

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