It’s no secret anymore, mosquito populations in the queen city are very low this year.
Russell Eirich, Manager of Forestry, Horticulture and Pest Control for the city of Regina said this past week they averaged eight mosquitoes per-trap.
“Compared to the average of 98 mosquitoes per-trap, I mean we’re still well below average. They have come up a little bit since last week, only slightly though. What we’re starting to see is that seasonal change in the types of mosquitoes, so we’re starting to see fall mosquitoes come out now,” Eirich said.
Eirich said Culex Tarsalis numbers remain the same as last week, however with the fall species making appearances percentage numbers drop due to averaging.
The West Nile virus is still present in the tarsalis mosquitoes, however there is yet to be a human reported case in Regina this summer.