Winnipeg, Canada in Ongoing Mosquito Battle

The city, which some call the mosquito capital of North America, is rethinking its tactics, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

September 13, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which some call the mosquito capital of North America, is rethinking its tactics, arrording to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

Winnipeg is home to more mosquitoes than any other city in North America has to deal with, some experts say, and the city is reconsidering what to do about the bug people call the unofficial bird of Winnipeg.

For decades Winnipeg has waged an annual war with the flying insects, bombing them with pesticides and fogging them from a fleet of trucks. Now some Winnipeggers want change, and their fight is going organic. Sick of chemical compounds, they are resorting to lemon, witch hazel and the seeds of an evergreen tree indigenous to India. Others want to make the bug a tourist attraction as important to the city's landscape as the rolling prairie.

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Source: OnlineWSJ

 

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