Winnipeg suspends mosquito fogging program
The City of Winnipeg suspended its mosquito fogging program after a city-wide trap count of the insects dropped to three on Saturday.
City officials said all city quadrants are substantially below 100 mosquitos at this time.
The city was planning to go ahead with spraying Friday night, despite counts being only at seven mosquitos, but were unable to because temperatures dipped to 7 C overnight. Crews cannot fog if the temperature drops blow 13 C.
Typically, the average count has to be at 25 for two consecutive days, with at least one section of the city recording a minimum count of 100, for the spraying to continue.
The highest quadrant trap count was at nine Friday, in the northwest and southwest of the city.