Right now, it’s peak season for the West Nile virus in Saskatchewan.
And with that knowledge, residents are being asked to protect themselves against mosquitoes, as the main carrier of the disease, called Culex Tarsalis, is active.
Provincial West Nile Virus Coordinator Phil Curry says the mosquito thrives on warm weather and is most active at the early or later stages of the day.
“This mosquito is also more active around dusk and through the night,” he said. “It’s that mosquito that comes out just when you’re relaxing at the deck, or when you’re wrapping up the ball game, you might notice a few mosquitoes coming out.”
Right now, southern Saskatchewan is at the greatest risk, where pools of mosquitos have been found over the past two weeks.