CITY OF BRANDON NOW ACCEPTING 2023 NUISANCE MOSQUITO FOGGING BUFFER ZONE REGISTRATIONS - Media Release May 31, 2023
Brandon, MB – City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services is advising that residents may apply to have a 90-metre buffer zone applied to their property during a nuisance mosquito fogging event in 2023. By registering for a buffer zone, residents will have their property and an area of 90 metres on all sides of their property; the front street, side street, and rear lane excluded from the Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program.
Residents are reminded that they must renew their buffer zone registration at the beginning of every season. A resident’s name, address, telephone number and proof of occupancy are all required for a buffer zone application to be accepted. A medical certificate is NOT required to request a nuisance mosquito buffer zone. However, should the Province of Manitoba issue the City of Brandon an order to spray for Culex tarsalis mosquitoes, no buffer zones will apply.
The Culex tarsalis mosquito is the type of mosquito which is known to carry and transmit the West Nile virus. More information about the Province of Manitoba's West Nile virus program can be found at gov.mb.ca/health/wnv.
To apply for a buffer zone, residents can fill out the online Buffer Zone Registration Form. Physical copies can be picked up and returned to the Parks Complex, located at 2020 McGregor Avenue. More information on the buffer zone registration process can be obtained by calling Parks & Recreation Services at 204-729-2148 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the City of Brandon’s Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program is available at brandon.ca/mosquito-abatement/mosquito-abatement-program.