Brandon Mosquito Battle Begins
BRANDON, MB – The City of Brandon has begun the fight against mosquito’s.
The effort is focused on larval control, through monitoring standing pools of water and treating them with larvicide.
The City is also collecting mosquito trap counts from five locations across Brandon.
Currently, recorded trap counts are not at a level that would lead to fogging, but that could change.
According to the City, they “will ONLY undertake adult nuisance mosquito control (fogging) IF: the City of Brandon’s Adulticiding Factor Analysis Guidelines value falls into and remains in the high category for two consecutive trap counts; OR the average of any daily mosquito trap count is more than 1,000 nuisance mosquitoes; OR if any individual trap count is more than 2,000 nuisance mosquitoes.”
If fogging does take place, it will be done with Delta Guard 20 EW (Deltamethrin), rather than Malathion.
The City will also allow residents to register for a 90-metre buffer zone in the case of fogging.
Mosquito reduction tips
The City also shared tips for reducing mosquito numbers:
• dumping out any containers of standing water;
• draining any eavestroughing;
• covering rain water collection containers;
• filling in any low-lying areas;
• treating problem areas with biological larvicide
Spencer Fernando, MyToba News