It looks like the city’s shot its final round of ammunition in this season’s war on Richardson ground squirrels.
In a statement Tuesday, the City of Winnipeg identified a list of seven parks that were treated with anti-rodent poison over a week ago.
That’s three more parks than city staff initially identified as needing to be treated to control the pests.
The additional parks are Stanley Knowles Park, Wellington Park and Westview Park.
A pest control contractor completed the work in all the parks prior to June 9 and no more applications are planned in the future, the city said in the statement.
The parks on the treated list are Stanley Knowles Park, Wellington Park, Westview Park, Optimist Park, 2080 Ness (the athletic fields across from Silver Heights Community Club), the Vince Leah Community Club and Little Mountain Park.
Two parks weren’t treated. They are John Blumberg and Woodsworth Park.
Both parks had been approved for the pest control poison but the contractor suspended the operation before the product was applied.