Wasps on the rise in Regina, mosquitoes down: City Buzz

The last week of cooler temperatures was a little reminder that summer doesn’t last forever. And cooler daytime and overnight temperatures have affected insect counts and behaviour. Wasps are on the rise in the city, according to Russell Eirich, Regina’s…

Tips for avoiding mosquito bites and protecting yourself against West Nile: AHS

Alberta Health Services is reminding people that their best protection against West Nile is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes entirely. “Some mosquitoes carry West Nile virus,” AHS Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shobhit Maruti said Monday. “With exposure to…

‘We’ve had zero mosquitoes’: City talks mosquito surveys, problem pests

You might not need as much bug spray, as usual, this May long weekend. The City of Regina hasn’t seen a single mosquito in any of its 12 traps over the first week of their mosquito surveying season. READ MORE:…

City of Edmonton introduces new online tool to show pesticide use

Edmontonians concerned about where the city is using pesticide can now check online to see which locations have been treated. The city says that crews will upload where they plan to be, what chemical they are using and for what…