Winnipeg’s Drone Strike Against Mosquitoes
The city of Winnipeg in Canada, looking for new ways to control the buzzing mosquito population, has turned to the sky. A $10,000 pilot project using drones for mosquito control is about to take off. The goal? To target hard-to-reach mosquito breeding grounds on six city golf courses.
This innovative project will employ a one-meter diameter drone, handled by the pros from Elie-based company ROGA Drone. The drone’s task will be to drop larvicide on golf courses across the city, taking a fresh approach to the battle against mosquitoes.
Superintendent of the Insect Control Branch, David Wade, explains the rationale behind the project. “The purpose of the pilot project is to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of using drones in our mosquito larviciding program. They have a lower carbon footprint, they’re much more maneuverable and the big advantage over helicopters in that they can operate at night and be less disruptive at the golf courses specifically so we can…