Mosquito Control Program
Since it takes just a cup of water to breed hundreds of mosquitoes, huge swarms can live in the thousands of sloughs, ponds, puddles and other bodies of standing water in and around Regina. The City has a Mosquito control program to battle and reduce the number of these pests.
Step 1 - Monitoring Bodies of Water
Monitoring mosquito larvae Crews take samples from water bodies in the city and up to 10 km outside city limits to check for mosquito larvae. If numbers of larvae are found, the City treats the water.
Step 2 - Treatment
The City uses a special bacterial agent called VectoBac™ to kill mosquito larvae in ponds, lakes, sloughs, ditches and puddles. Although VectoBac is harmless to pets, fish, wildlife, beneficial insects and humans, the City posts pesticide advisory signs in treated areas as part of its integrated pest management strategy.
Step 3 - Monitoring Populations
The City monitors adult populations by hanging light traps in different areas of Regina. Staff empty the traps daily and count the number of trapped adult mosquitoes of each species. The City uses this information to track population trends and for forecasting.
Step 4 - Public Education
The City advises the media and the public about our mosquito control program and tells everyone what they can do to help control mosquitoes.
The Buzz on Bugs
The Buzz on Bugs is your weekly update on all things mosquitoes during the summer. We use an environmentally friendly and preventative program to control the pesky blood suckers so you can enjoy the outdoors.
The City has 12 traps set up across the city to monitor mosquitos. The city is broken down into six monitoring areas. Each area has two traps. The information you’ll find here is based on the number of mosquitos found in each of the 12 traps on a weekly basis.