Expect more mosquitoes, Regina's Wascana Centre says
The recent spell of wet weather is providing ideal conditions for a summer invasion, of mosquitoes.
While efforts are underway to control the pest, folks at the Wascana Centre Authority say there will be hordes.
"They are out," the centre's D'Arcy Schenk told CBC News Monday. "But it's going to get a whole lot worse."
Schenk said the centre is treating standing water, which is where mosquitoes thrive.
"In the lake itself the water is too fast moving so there's no mosquito larvae there," Schenk explained. "But in the bodies of water where it's quiet and kind of out of the way, that's where the mosquitoes lay their eggs and they will hatch. "
Schenk said the pesticides are safe for the water and limit the number of eggs that hatch.
The only thing the insects need, now, is some hot weather.
With files from CBC's Adrian Cheung