Inflated trap counts have forced the City of Winnipeg to begin fogging for mosquitoes this weekend.
Fogging of adult nuisance mosquitoes will begin Saturday night between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, weather dependent.
The city-wide trap count average was at 224 was of Friday, putting the adulticiding factor analysis at high.
Ken Nawolsky, the city’s superintendent of insect control, says crews will target the southwest quadrant of the city first, where there’s a concentration of the blood-suckers.
A bulletin will be put out to the public on Saturday, notifying residents of areas being targeted on any given day as the program continues.
Residents who wish to apply for a 90-metre buffer zone can do in-person at 1539 Waverley Street from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, or from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. A piece of ID with the address requesting the buffer zone is required. Buffers can also be requested by calling 311.
Fogging will be carried out daily from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. until further notice, unless the temperature falls below 13°C and/or when wind speeds are not conducive to fogging.
The Insect Management Areas to be targeted include:
Area 11 — Glenwood, Norwood East, Norwood West
12 — Archwood, Maginot, Niakwa Park, Stock Yards, Windsor Park
14 — Kingston Crescent, Minnetonka, Norberry, Pulberry, Victoria Crescent
18 — Maple Grove Park, Normand Park, River Park South, St. Vital Centre, Vista
20 — La Barriere, Parc La Salle, Perrault, Richmond Lakes, St. Norbert, Trappistes, Turnbull Drive
21 — Agassiz, Cloutier Drive, Fort Richmond, Montcalm, University
22 — Fairfield Park, Richmond West, Waverley West, Waverley Heights, Bridgwater Centre, Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Lakes, Bridgwater Trails, South Pointe
23 — Tuxedo Industrial, West Perimeter South, Whyte Ridge, Wilkes South
24 — Brockville, Buffalo, Chevrier, Linden Ridge, Lindenwoods, Pembina Strip, West Fort Garry Industrial
25 — Beaumont, Crescent Park, Maybank, Parker, Point Road, Wildwood
26 — Betsworth, Ridgewood South, River West Park, Roblin Park, Southboine, Westdale
27 — Elmhurst, Eric Coy, Marlton, Ridgedale, Varsity View, Vialoux
28 — Assiniboine Park
29 — Edgeland, Old Tuxedo, South Tuxedo, Tuxedo,
30 — Central River Heights, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights
31 — Crescentwood, North River Heights, Wellington Crescent
32 — Earl Grey, Ebby Wentworth, Grant Park, McMillan, Rockwood, Roslyn
33 — Lord Roberts, River – Osborne, Riverview
Updated on Saturday, July 5