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City continues Elm Bark Beetle-control program

Winnipeg is continuing the Elm Bark Beetle Control Program next week, weather permitting. The program is intended to kill elm bark beetles, the carriers of Dutch Elm Disease (DED).

The Insect Control Branch was able to complete treatment in IMA 41.

The Elm Bark Beetle Control Program will continue on July 18 in Insect Management Area 25 in the following neighbourhoods:  Beaumont, Crescent Park, Maybank, Parker, Point Road, and Wildwood. The Insect Control Branch will also be focusing on school properties in the following school divisions: Pembina Trails, Seine River, Louis Riel, Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine, and Winnipeg (south of the Assiniboine River only).

Treatment will occur between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, weather permitting. It will occur on an ongoing basis until fall.
 
The city uses Pyrate 480 EC® (Chlorpyrifos), which is sprayed from portable sprayers directly onto the lower 50 centimetres of the tree trunk. This product has been approved for use in Canada by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, and will be used in accordance with federally approved label directions by licensed pesticide applicators.

The Insect Control Branch offers an automated telephone and email-notification system. Residents who register for this service will receive phone or email notifications of all Elm Bark Beetle Control Program activities. To register for the automated email or telephone notification systems, citizens can go to City of Winnipeg – Register for Notification or call 311.

For more information please contact 311, or visit the City’s Insect Control website.

– CITY OF WINNIPEG

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