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Winnipeg to Begin Fogging for Mosquitoes

August 7, 2022 7:33 AM | News


An adult mosquito is shown in a laboratory of the Middlesex-London Health Unit in Strathroy, Ont., Thursday, May 10, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

Winnipeg will begin spraying for adult nuisance mosquitoes in the northeast part of the city starting tonight.

Weather permitting, crews will roll out at 9:30 p.m. after a recent spike in mosquito trap counts.

As of Saturday, the city-wide Adulticiding Factor Analysis (AFA) rating moved from medium to high with a trap count of 88.

Fogging will be carried out using DeltaGard 20EW and end at 6:30 a.m. If temperatures drop below 13°C and/or winds are too heavy, spraying won’t happen.

A list of neighbourhoods to be targeted for mosquito fogging can be found on the city’s website.

Winnipeg residents can apply for a 90-metre buffer zone for their property by contacting 311.