Residents Reminded To Refrain From Tampering With Streetlights During Fish Fly Season

Monday June 28th, 2021

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The Town of Kingsville is reminding residents not to attempt to keep fish flies away by disconnecting street lights.

“We understand fish flies can be a nuisance, but they’re an important part of our eco-system, they do not pose a public threat, and the season is short,” said Manager of Public Works and Environmental Services, Shaun Martinho. “We ask for residents to be patient with cleaning efforts and avoid turning off streetlights, which are critical from a safety perspective.”

The Town says they have enhanced cleaning measures during fish fly season following its fish fly abatement policy, but the timing of these processes is difficult to predict.

Enhanced street sweeping is currently underway. Specific trouble areas, particularly around the lake, have been identified as areas of focus. Motorists should be cautious when navigating roads where these bugs have settled, and residents can email Kingsville Works at [email protected] to report additional trouble spots.

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