WINNIPEG – A warning to mosquitoes.
The city’s mosquito fogging trucks will be on the streets Thursday evening, and targeting neighbourhoods in the central and northwest Winnipeg first.
Crews will start fogging at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. Trucks will be on the streets until 6:30 a.m., fogging in areas 35 to 39 and 42 to 51.
For a detailed list on the treatment areas, you can check out the city’s website.
Insect Control Superintendent Ken Nowalsky says the weather is to blame for the mosquito outbreak.
“Starting in mid-May, we received over a four week period approximately 120 mm of rain. This led to about three successive patches of larval mosquitos in the standing water,” he said.
But the good news – if the weather continues to cooperate, this outbreak shouldn’t last long.
“We do hope that the weather cooperates in the next week and we get little rain and then this current population will disappear quite quickly,” he said.
If you want to register for a buffer zone, which means malathion won’t be sprayed within 90 m of your property, you will have to go down to the Insect Control Branch at 1539 Waverley Street with some ID that ties you to the property.
It will be open late Wednesday and Thursday – from 8:30 am to 8 pm.