Friday, 18 July 2014

City of Winnipeg- Mosquito Fogging- July 18th

City of Winnipeg Insect Control



Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Bulletin #11

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 18, 2014

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program will resume tonight

Winnipeg, MB Effective this evening, Friday, July 18, 2014, the Public Works Department’s Insect Control Branch Adult Nuisance Mosquito fogging program will resume between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., weather permitting, due to an increase in nuisance mosquito activity.

Crews will treat in Insect Management Areas 2, 27, 28, 29, 30, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 51:


Insect Management Area

Neighbourhoods
 
2
Kildonan Drive, Rossmere A
27
Elmhurst, Eric Coy, Marlton,  Ridgedale, Varsity View, Vialoux
28
Assiniboine Park
29
Edgeland, Old Tuxedo, South Tuxedo, Tuxedo,
30
Central River Heights, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights
43
North Inkster Industrial, Oakpoint Highway, Omand's Creek Industrial, Tyndall Park
44
Burrows - Keewatin, Inkster Industrial Park, Mynarski, Pacific Industrial, Shaughnessy Park, Weston, Weston Shops
45
Burrows Central, Robertson, William Whyte
47
Inkster - Faraday, Luxton, St. John's, St. John's Park
48
Inkster Gardens, Mandalay West, The Maples
49
Garden City, Leila - McPhillips Triangle, Margaret Park, Templeton - Sinclair
50
Jefferson, Kildonan Park, Seven Oaks
51
Amber Trails, Leila North, Riverbend, Rivergrove, Rosser - Old Kildonan, West Kildonan Industrial


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.  All buffer zones will be respected if the request is received 72 hours prior to fogging in that Insect Management Area.

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, or
  • 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.ca or 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.