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Wow.. are the mosquitoes bad right now. Doesn't matter if its the day or not. I swear I have about 50 of them just on one garage door. Hopefully the fogging will happen. https://www.brandon.ca/mosquito-abatement/mosquito-abatement-program#:~:text=Residents%20and%20visitors%20to%20Brandonand%20using%20screened%2Din%20areas.&text=I%20would%20like%20to%20subscribe%20and%20start%20receiving%20Mosquito%20Fogging%20notifications.
Worst we’ve seen in our backyard, bad yesterday and now horror movie swarms today. Thought we’d try to get ahead of them and setup a screen tent, only to find that a few dozen somehow found a way in under the bottom parts of the screen that we’d weighed down (obviously need to do a better job!) Hate to think this could be it for July, but the city’s fogging policy doesn’t lend itself to fast fogging between only testing on weekends, not having those results until Tuesdays and needing consecutive weeks of ‘high’ trap counts to fog (unless an off the charts reading is seen in one week). I hope when things are obviously bad and are expected to get worse that they’ll consider finding a way to test daily so they can be in a position to be proactive and act as soon as reasonable in at least areas that traps show have gotten out of hand.
Poulins told me earlier in the week that they sell fogging stuff along with insecticides for lawns/shrubs/etc. Goes without saying, but biggest thing with foggers is to of course be mindful of neighbours.
Department stores have been known to sell zappers. Had ours out a couple nights ago. As much as it was going off constantly all night it doesn't feel like it made any kind of dent.
FWIW, just in the area of Betty Gibson this PM and haven’t seen a single one in sun or shade... this after getting overwhelmed in the backyard in another part of town 20 minutes ago. Maybe other folks in the area have seen different results or maybe this inundation of the last couple days is localized to certain areas that will show in the next trap counts. One of the things I took out of my chat with Poulins was that things were expected to be the worst in areas outside of the city where there’s less hilly topography and is so much water standing around in fields. Maybe that same logic plays into what we’re seeing in town so far too...
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