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Insect Control

Register for a Buffer Zone

NOTE: Proof of occupancy is required to register.

View acceptable documentation for address vertification.

What is a Buffer Zone?

Residents can register with the City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch if they want to exempt their primary residence during a Residential Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program and/or Tree Pest Caterpillar Control Program. By registering for a Buffer Zone citizens will have a predetermined distance around or adjacent their primary residence, excluded from the City's control programs. Residents are reminded that they must re-new their Buffer Zone registration at the beginning of every season.

Buffer Zone for Residential Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program
Provides residents with a 90 m buffer zone adjacent to their primary residence. Adjacent is defined as primary residence abutting or having a common border.

Buffer Zone for Tree Pest Caterpillar Control Program
Provides residents with a 30 m buffer zone adjacent to their primary residence.

Register for a Buffer Zone around your primary residence:

A 72 hour turnaround time is required for processing, so residents are encouraged to begin registering for the current season as soon as possible.

How to Register:

Citizens may register for a buffer zone by contacting the Insect Control Branch:

In Person:

1539 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

By email:

311@Winnipeg.ca

In Writing:

3 Grey Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2L 1V2

Or by fax:

311

Please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Date
  • Address of their principal residence
  • Telephone number
  • Specific insect control programs(s)
  • NOTE: Proof of occupancy is required to register.
    View acceptable documentation for address vertification.

Citizens must specify for which Insect Control Program they are registering a buffer zone for(ie. Residential Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program, Tree Pest Caterpillar Control Program). The Insect Control Branch will send a letter confirming your registration as a buffer zone registrant.


NOTICE OF COLLECTION:

The collection of personal information is done in confidence for the purpose of administering buffer zone applications and is authorized by clause 36(1)(b) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The collection, use and disclosure of this information is protected by FIPPA and will not be used for any other purpose. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, contact 311 or call toll free 1-877-311-4974 (4WPG).


Last update: May 19, 2017
Contact Us
Bugline: 311
or 1-877-311-4WPG
Media inquiries: 204-986-6000
311@Winnipeg.ca

Administrative Office and Research Laboratory
1539 Waverley Street
Winnipeg MB R3T 4V7

Operations Base
3 Grey Street
Winnipeg MB R2L 1V2
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