Organic Mosquito Control Program Now Underway
As temperatures rise and summer approaches, residents are looking to spend time outdoors with family and friends and mosquitoes are not welcome guests.
The City has started monitoring adult mosquitos, using 12 traps set up across Regina. Results of the count are made public at Regina.ca/mosquito and will be updated weekly.
Sampling and treating bodies of water in and around the city where mosquito larvae can be found is the best way to prevent, treat and control mosquitoes. City crews apply an organic product called Vectobac™ directly to bodies of water like ponds, ditches or large puddles. Vectobac™ is approved for use by Health Canada and is safe for birds and aquatic life, but it kills mosquito larvae within 24 hours.
Keeping the blood suckers at bay will help make the most of the summer months. It takes just a cup of water to breed hundreds of mosquitoes. Residents can help reduce the mosquito population by removing standing water in their yard.
Visit Regina.ca/mosquito to find out more about the Mosquito Control Program.