Dutch elm disease is now on the radar for city crews in Regina.
The most recent case of the disease was found on Thursday, and there have been 105 cases found in Regina since 1981.
City spokesperson Russell Eirich said it’s a fast acting disease.
“Dutch elm disease is a disease that will actually kill the trees in a hurry, and it isn’t a number of years that it kills a tree, it’ll be a month and a tree could be dead from dutch elm disease.”
Eirich said residents can take steps to further prevent dutch elm disease.
“Buy your wood local, burn it local, but don’t move that firewood in and out of the city because you can bring in dutch elm disease, infected beetles will get off of those logs, get into our trees, and then we’re spreading it more.”
Eirich later added the city is seeing a slight bump in mosquito numbers.
Traps inside the city are catching 97 mosquitoes per trap, however outside of the city, traps are catching 374 mosquitoes per trap.