The mosquito count in city of Regina traps are down are just 80 per cent in comparison the average for this time of year.
According to the city manager of forestry, pest control and horticulture, the lack of mosquitos can be explained in two ways, an unusually dry spell in the month, and the standing water treatment done by the city – using the organic product Vectobac – which kills larvae and disrupts population growth.
Russell Eirich says while we are in a good place now when it comes to the pests, but it could change quickly.
“One thing we’ve got to understand about mosquitoes is those quick summer storms,” said Eirich. “We get a lot of rain in a short period of time, then a lot of heat. That’s what we’re really watching for to make sure we’re robust enough to really respond to something like that.”