Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mosquito Fogging Program for July 8th, 2014

City of Winnipeg Insect Control
Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Bulletin #5

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Continues

Winnipeg, MBThe City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch was able to complete all the scheduled Insect Management Areas last night except for Insect Management Area 41 for adult nuisance mosquito fogging.

Today, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Public Works Department’s Insect Control Branch will continue adult nuisance mosquito fogging in Insect Management Areas 28, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 41.  In addition, Assiniboine Park and Forest will be treated. Adult nuisance mosquito fogging occurs between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

  The following neighbourhoods will be treated:

Insect Management Area

Assiniboine Park
Assiniboine Downs, Buchanan, Kirkfield, Glendale, Westwood
Crestview, Heritage Park, Saskatchewan North, Sturgeon Creek
Birchwood, Booth, Jameswood, Murray Industrial Park, Silver Heights, Woodhaven
Bruce Park, Deer Lodge, King Edward
Brooklands, Sargent Park, St. James Industrial
Armstrong Point, Broadway - Assiniboine, Legislature, Portage & Main, South Portage, The Forks, West Broadway, Wolseley
General Information

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will be released daily at least eight hours in advance of fogging. These PSAs will identify the Insect Management Areas the ICB is planning to treat that evening, weather permitting. Until further notice, fogging will be carried out on a daily basis between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.  Fogging will not occur when temperatures are below 13 degrees Celsius and/or wind speeds are not conducive to fogging. 

The insecticide Pro Malathion ULV® will be used.  This insecticide has been approved for use in Canada by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Pro Malathion ULV® will be used in accordance with federally approved label directions by licensed pesticide applicators. 

All buffer zones will be respected.Crews will ensure that the sprayer is not treating within 90 metres on each side of a registered property on the front street, side street, and rear lane. 

Property owners not wanting insecticides applied on or adjacent to their principal residence may register as “Anti-Pesticide Registrants” (APR) for the adult nuisance mosquito control program. Those who wish to register must provide identification that ties the registrant to the address being registered for a buffer zone. A photocopy or scanned document such as a driver’s licence or a utility bill will suffice as acceptable identification proving primary residence. Remember – a 72-hour turnaround time is required.

There are four different options to register:
  • In writing to Insect Control Branch at 3 Grey Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1V2,
  • Emailing 311 at 311@winnipeg.caor faxing 311, and
  • In person at 1539 Waverley Street.

Personal notification by telephone and/or email of the fogging program activities is also available by:
  • Contacting the Insect Control Branch in writing at 3 Grey Street, Winnipeg, MB  R2L 1V2,
  • Emailing 311@winnipeg.caor faxing 311,
  • Registering online, and
  • In person at 1539 Waverley Street.

The Insect Control Branch’s extensive larviciding and residual treatment programs will continue throughout the city in conjunction with the fogging program.

For more information, please contact 311, open 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca, or visit the City’s Insect Control website.


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