Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mosquito Fogging September 1st, 2015

City of Winnipeg Insect Control

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Bulletin #21

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program continues

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch was able to complete all the scheduled Insect Management Areas last night except for Insect Management Areas 19 and 43 for adult nuisance mosquito fogging.

Today, Tuesday, September 1, 2015, weather permitting, the Insect Control Branch will continue adult nuisance mosquito fogging in Insect Management Areas 2, 7, 8, 9, 19, 27, 28, 41, and 43 between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

This includes the following neighbourhoods:

Insect Management Area

Kildonan Drive, Rossmere A
Griffin, Meadows, Peguis, Radisson, Regent, Victoria West
Cantebury Park, Kern Park, Kildare Redonda, Transcona North
Dugald, Melrose, Mission Gardens, Transcona South,
Transcona Yards, St. Boniface Industrial Park
St. Vital Perimeter South
Elmhurst, Eric Coy, Marlton, Ridgedale, Varsity View, Vialoux
Assiniboine Park
Armstrong Point, Broadway - Assiniboine, Legislature,
Portage & Main, South Portage, The Forks, West Broadway, Wolseley
North Inkster Industrial, Oakpoint Highway, Omand's Creek Industrial, Tyndall Park

Daily public service announcements
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 Insect Control Branch 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.

Buffer zones
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.ca
  • Faxing 311, and
  • In person at 1539 Waverley Street.

Phone and email notification
The Insect Control Branch offers an automated telephone and email notification system. Residents who register for this service will receive daily phone or email notifications during all fogging for adult mosquito control. To register for the automated email or telephone notification systems, citizens can go to City of Winnipeg – Register for Notification or call 311.

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

More information
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.