‘Low mosquito activity’ leads Winnipeg to cancel fogging
The City of Winnipeg is cancelling nuisance mosquito fogging for the third day in a row Wednesday, this time as a result of low mosquito numbers.
The city said it would be suspending fogging Wednesday night because of "low mosquito activity."
The average adult mosquito trap count in Winnipeg was measured at 24 Wednesday.
The current mosquito population in Winnipeg is nearing the end of its life cycle, the city said. Larval-stage mosquito levels are low and the city said not to expect any rise in mosquito activity over the next two weeks.
Too cold to fog
Fogging was cancelled on both Monday and Tuesday evening this week as a result of cold overnight temperatures.
The city does not fog in the rain, if wind speeds are high or if temperatures are predicted to fall below 13 degrees Celsius.
The low for Tuesday night was forecast to fall to 12 degrees Celsius, according to CBC meteorologist John Sauder. Monday overnight lows were forecast to hit 10 degrees Celsius.
The Insect Control Branch will continue its larviciding program, the city said.