The Buzz on Bugs — City takes steps to prevent mosquitoes from hounding you

Fri May 19 11:03:56 CST 2017

With mosquito season upon us, the City is beginning its environmentally friendly and preventative control program to keep the blood suckers at bay so you can enjoy the outdoors this summer.

We care about bugs. Our summers in Regina are short and we know our residents like to enjoy the warm summer days. If mosquitoes are not controlled, they can be a real nuisance. That’s why we take action.

Here’s what we are doing. The City has begun to take preventative action by treating bodies of water in the surrounding areas. That’s where mosquito larvae can be found before they become a problem. The City applies an organic product called Vectobac™ directly to the water. And it’s safe for birds and aquatic life.

The City has also begun its first couple of weeks of monitoring mosquitoes using 12 traps set up across Regina. Results will be updated weekly.

Visit Regina.ca/Mosquito weekly to get the Buzz on Bugs:

  • the buzz on historical comparison
  • the buzz on mosquito counts in your part of the city
  • the buzz on mosquito counts within the city compared to outside the city to see how effective the City’s control program is working

 The City takes bugs seriously, and so should you. Visit Regina.ca/Mosquito to find out what you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your backyard.