There may be one good thing with this hot and dry weather in Regina.
There are very few mosquitoes.
Russ Eirich, Manager of Forestry, Pest Control and Horticulture with the city said however, the weekly mosquito trap inspections show some Culex Tarsalis mosquitoes, which are the ones that carry the West Nile virus.
“Culex Tarsalis is generally the mosquito that we really talk about, they’re the ones that are known to be the vector of carrying West Nile virus, so let’s say on average one mosquito in ten right now is a Culex mosquito,” Eirich said.
Eirich added Saskatchewan has one confirmed case of West Nile virus, but it’s in Estevan.
He went on to say this year likely has the lowest population of mosquitoes encountered in Regina in recent history with an average of 12 mosquitoes per-trap this past week.
In worst case scenarios the city has been known to catch thousands of the pests per-trap some years.