The city of Regina doesn’t want mosquitoes to become an issue now or at any point during the warmer months of the year.
As a result, crews have began treating bodies of water with an environmentally friendly insecticide in an attempt to severely limit the development of the pests.
The city’s pest control specialist, Russell Eirich, said crews are already out and about, getting a head start on preventing mosquitos from having a conducive environment to live in.
“What we’re doing is we’re treating the water bodies before the mosquitos emerge as adults,” he said.
As things stand now, the bug count is at zero, a number Eirich attributes to several things.
“We’re seeing a very dry spring, so there’s not a lot of standing water out there,” he said. “We’re also seeing the effects of last years drought. So as a result, last years mosquitoes didn’t make it through.”
(with files from David Boles)