Drones to fight skeeters?

The city’s insect control branch hopes to use a drone to help fight mosquitoes.

The branch is asking council’s innovation committee for $36,500 to buy an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as a drone, which it expects could help identify new mosquito breeding sites created when landscape and drainage patterns change.

Though the branch says this process should take place every three to five years after a significant rain event, the report notes it’s tough to find the resources to actually do that …


Winnipeg Sun | Sept. 18, 2017

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