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Manitoba’s First West Nile Infected Mosquitoes Found in Winnipeg, Altona

Manitoba’s First West Nile Infected Mosquitoes Found in Winnipeg, Altona

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A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. Aedes japonicus is a disease-carrying mosquito which has just been confirmed present in Western Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found in Manitoba, including in Winnipeg.

The province’s mosquito surveillance program found the season’s first infected Culex tarsalis mosquitoes in adult mosquito traps set in both Altona and Winnipeg during the first week of July, according to a release from the province Friday.

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Low Mosquito Count in Winnipeg ‘Uncharted Territory:’ Insect Control Official

Low Mosquito Count in Winnipeg ‘Uncharted Territory:’ Insect Control Official

By The Canadian Press

Ken Nawolsky
Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Tyne Avenue, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitobans jokingly refer to mosquitoes as their unofficial provincial bird, but Winnipeg has been unusually free of the pesky insects so far this year.

Ken Nawolsky, the city’s superintendent of insect control, said the average daily mosquito count in the 28 monitoring traps scattered throughout the city for most of May and June has been zero.

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Winnipeg Gets Approval to Use DeltaGard in Mosquito Fight

Winnipeg Gets Approval to Use DeltaGard in Mosquito Fight

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In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo, Evaristo Miqueli, a natural resources officer with Broward County Mosquito Control, takes water samples decanted from a watering jug, checking for the presence of mosquito larvae in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky)

Just in time for the *swat* mosquito season, the City of Winnipeg has received federal approval to use a new chemical this year.

DeltaGard 20EW was approved Friday by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

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New Signage to Warn of Winnipeg’s Mosquito-Fighting Choppers

New Signage to Warn of Winnipeg’s Mosquito-Fighting Choppers

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Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Tyne Avenue, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

New Transport Canada guidelines have changed the way the City of Winnipeg handles fly-over larviciding efforts as part of its insect control program.

New this season, signs will be posted in public areas where many people tend to congregate, alerting them that the city will be using helicopters to apply larvicides. Signage will pop up in athletic fields, larger parks, and golf courses 24 hours in advance with a date and time the treatment is scheduled to occur.

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Winnipeg to Resume Mosquito Fogging as Trap Counts Rise

Winnipeg to Resume Mosquito Fogging as Trap Counts Rise

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In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo, Evaristo Miqueli takes water samples decanted from a watering jug, checking for the presence of mosquito larvae in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky)

WINNIPEG — A surge in the city’s mosquito population will put fogging trucks back on the streets beginning Sunday night.

Fogging will be carried out starting August 21 between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., weather permitting. Crews will continue to fog until further notice and the city will be releasing areas to be targeted in the coming days.

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First Case of West Nile Virus Strikes Manitoba Man

First Case of West Nile Virus Strikes Manitoba Man

By Sarah Klein

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A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

A Manitoba man in his 40s is the first human case of West Nile Virus in the province this season.

Officials say the man lives in the southern health region and is believed to have been exposed during the week of July 17.

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Rain Halts Winnipeg’s Mosquito Fogging

Rain Halts Winnipeg’s Mosquito Fogging

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A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

Rainy weather Thursday night prevented crews from fogging for mosquitoes in Winnipeg.

The city says, weather permitting, fogging will resume Friday night for adult nuisance mosquitoes.

The Insect Control Branch will fog between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Areas to be treated tonight include 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 51.

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Mosquito Fogging to Begin Thursday in Winnipeg

Mosquito Fogging to Begin Thursday in Winnipeg

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A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

A surge in mosquito trap count numbers has the City of Winnipeg rolling out its fogging equipment starting Thursday.

The city-wide Adulticiding Factor Analysis (AFA) factor has moved from medium to high and the New Jersey light trap count is 140.

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