Crews have been spraying in various parts of the city, hoping to hit 2,000 trees by the end of the summer.
Spokesperson Russell Eirich said crews are mainly focusing on a spot-spray basis at this time.
“We’re looking at an area in and around the Northgate Mall area, I believe that’s called City View,” Eirich said. “That’s come out of those calls, but even then, what we’re seeing in terms of our calls, we’ve only received five calls so far for asking for trees to be sprayed.”
Eirich said while Saskatoon still has a large infestation of tent caterpillars, the rest of the province won’t be seeing as much.
“Some of the provincial people that have been doing some of the surveys are still saying that Saskatoon still has some fairly high numbers as they’ve seen in other years, the rest of the province is actually in a decline and we’re part of that, so we’re doing well.”
Eirich added mosquito populations are on the way up by the end of the week.
He said so far, the year has been relatively calm for mosquito numbers.
“That said, we’ve had close to 50 millimetres of rain in the passed five days, and our crews are seeing a rapid amount of standing water right now,” Eirich said. “Over the passed days, our treatments have gone up significantly, so we know they’re on their way.”
Residents are advised to dump all sitting water in their yard.