Malathion filled the air in the south half of Brandon last night, as city fogging trucks made their second round in the battle against nuisance mosquitoes.
The north half can expect its share tonight.
After an updated count done yesterday verified that the city’s trap-count average was more than 1,000, the city confirmed its plans to move ahead with the second round of fogging.
Initial mosquito fogging was done last week. The city is covered in two halves, north of Victoria and south of Victoria.
This week, the city fogged the south half of Brandon first. That was last night. So long as the weather holds, the north half of Brandon will be done tonight.
Residents who are opposed to being fogged with malathion can apply for a 90-metre buffer zone around their homes, upon presenting proof of residency. Buffer zones have to be re-registered every year; applications are accepted up to 7 p.m. the evening that spraying is done.
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