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Rain Prompts Second Wave of Mosquitoes to Emerge

June 2, 2016 2:19 PM | News

Recent rainfall isn’t only troublesome for keeping your car clean, but also for those who can’t stand mosquitoes.

Significant rains in Winnipeg over the last two weeks means the city is expected to see a second generation of summer adult nuisance mosquitoes in the next 5 to 7 days, depending on the weather.

“We are monitoring conditions on a daily basis, and are ready to implement the range of control measures available,” said Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control.

Nawolsky said staff are continuing to treat approximately 31,000 hectares of potential larval development sites in Winnipeg and the surrounding 10 kilometre treatment area, such as sites with standing water.

The most recent city-wide New Jersey Light Trap count was 0 and the adulticiding factor analysis (AFA) rating is at medium.

The city is reminding residents to dump, drain or cover any standing water on their property to help control the mosquito population.

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