The City of Winnipeg has halted its mosquito fogging after two days of spraying has sent the numbers plummeting.

The city-wide average trap count for Tuesday is just 18.

"When adult mosquito activity is depressed, fogging is not an effective method of control as the droplets of Malathion must be in the air when the mosquitoes are flying in order to hit and kill the mosquitoes,"  a release from the city states.

For the city to start fogging, trap counts must have a citywide average of 25 for two consecutive days, and one city quadrant must be a count of near 100.

Winnipeg’s average trap count was 138 on Saturday and fogging began Sunday night. On Monday, the average had dropped to 37.