The City of Winnipeg may soon be starting a third round of mosquito fogging, after trap counts shot up in the past 24 hours.

On Wednesday, the city-wide average for mosquito traps was 15. But by Thursday, that number had jumped to 96.


Winnipeg's mosquito trap counts spiked overnight, but the city wide average still isn't high enough to trigger another round of fogging. (File Photo)

The city requires an average of about 100 in one trap in each city quadrant, in addition to a few other requirements, before they will deploy fogging trucks.

A trap near the Assiniboine Forest trapped a whopping 728 mosquitoes.

So far this year, the city has done two rounds of fogging, cutting the second round short last weekend after weather prevented trucks from completing their work and trap counts dropped sharply.