Monday, June 20, 2016
Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Cancelled for Tonight Due to Overnight Cold Temperatures
Winnipeg, MB– The City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch was unable to fog last night due to strong winds. Tonight, fogging will not occur as the overnight temperatures are too cold. Fogging is not effective when overnight temperatures are below 12C as mosquito activity is suppressed.
Temperatures are expected to return to normal in the next few days and fogging will resume. When the fogging program recommences, crews will complete treatment in Insect Management Areas 3, 5, 8, and 9 and begin treatment in 10, 12, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 34. This includes the following neighbourhoods:
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.
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:
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.
For more information, please contact 311, open 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the City’s Insect Control website.