People living south of Victoria Avenue will be slapping the mosquitoes a little longer.
The City of Brandon postponed plans to fog on Thursday night due to wind and rain in the forecast.
Pending weather — fogging can only be done when temperatures and winds are right — the city plans to send out malathion trucks tonight at 10 p.m. They’ll run until about 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
This will also extend the chance for residents to register a buffer zone. Those who prefer not to be fogged must register no later than 7 p.m. the night of fogging.
As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 48 buffer zones had been registered in Brandon’s south half. That is down considerably from 86 in 2013.
Areas of Brandon north of Victoria Avenue were fogged with malathion overnight Wednesday, with 49 registered buffer zones. That’s also
down from 88 zones last summer.
The decision to fog in Brandon was triggered by
sky-high counts of mosquitoes throughout the city following last weekend’s storm.
Brandon residents can register for a buffer zone at brandon.ca/mosquito. The
90-metre buffer zones have to be re-registered every year.
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