The city’s Russell Eirich explains traps Regina uses to help control mosquito populations
With hotter weather on the horizon, expect a return of mosquitoes to Regina.
Russell Eirich, the Manager of Forestry, Pest Control and Horticulture with the City of Regina, says roughly 42 millimeters — or about an inch and a half — of rain has fallen over the past few weeks and that makes for ideal mosquito conditions.
And with recent cooler weather, there won’t be a lot of time for moisture to evaporate.
“The water is starting to come which means mosquitoes will come as well, we’re expecting the numbers to increase, so residents can expect to see that increase,” Eirich said.
Eirich added mosquito-count numbers are well below average, with eight mosquitoes per trap this year.
That is below the historical average of 20 mosquitoes per trap.
He said if you compare this year’s numbers to last year, Regina was averaging 59 mosquitoes per trap.