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Nightly trap counts too high: city

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Mosquito fogging will continue each evening until the numbers found nightly in traps consistently fall below 100.

City of Winnipeg entomologist Taz Stuart said Thursday the entire city and the urban areas of West St. Paul and East St. Paul have been fogged and a second round began Wednesday night.

The number of mosquitoes found in traps continues to exceed 100, Stuart said, adding as long as that remains the case the city will continue fogging neighbourhoods.

"Fogging... will continue as long as the trap counts remain in the range of 100 or so in one or more quadrants of the city," Stuart said Thursday near the duck pond at St. Vital Park.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 24/6/2010 (3160 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Homeowners are within their rights to spray their own yards for mosquitoes if they feel the city fogging program isn't adequate.

JOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA

Homeowners are within their rights to spray their own yards for mosquitoes if they feel the city fogging program isn't adequate.

Mosquito fogging will continue each evening until the numbers found nightly in traps consistently fall below 100.

City of Winnipeg entomologist Taz Stuart said Thursday the entire city and the urban areas of West St. Paul and East St. Paul have been fogged and a second round began Wednesday night.

The number of mosquitoes found in traps continues to exceed 100, Stuart said, adding as long as that remains the case the city will continue fogging neighbourhoods.

"Fogging... will continue as long as the trap counts remain in the range of 100 or so in one or more quadrants of the city," Stuart said Thursday near the duck pond at St. Vital Park.

Stuart said the combination of excessive rainfall in the past three weeks, warm temperatures and the current nuisance adult mosquito population have resulted in high numbers of mosquitos in traps, adding that justifies the continued fogging program.

The first neighbourhoods to get the second round of fogging include Charleswood, St. James and Brooklands.

The northern part of Winnipeg, including West Kildonan, North Kildonan and East Kildonan were to be fogged Thursday night, along with East St. Paul and West St. Paul.

Stuart said he will immediately begin a review of the city's mosquito treatment program, as instructed Wednesday by city council.

Stuart said his review will include looking at treatment programs now in use across North America, adding Winnipeg remains the only large city in Canada with a nuisance mosquito treatment program.

Stuart said individual property owners are free to apply their own mosquito treatments if they find they fall within the buffer zones where fogging is prohibited or if they don't believe the city's program is working.

The buffer zones — where fogging is not conducted — do not apply to private property owners, Stuart said.

However, he added individuals should ensure the treatment doesn't stray from their property and that it is administered according to the product instructions.

Stuart said that the malathion used in the nightly fogging program breaks down into water and other non-toxic elements on contact with objects. He said it's not necessary for homeowners to wash outdoor play and patio equipment after their neighbourhood has been fogged.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

 

Aldo Santin

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Aldo Santin is a veteran newspaper reporter who first carried a pen and notepad in 1978 and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1986, where he has covered a variety of beats and specialty areas including education, aboriginal issues, urban and downtown development. Santin has been covering city hall since 2013.

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