Regina mosquito numbers take a hike

The long-expected Regina mosquito explosion has apparently happened, according to the latest statistics from the city.

Peak period expected in weeks ahead

The long-expected Regina mosquito explosion has apparently happened, according to the latest statistics from the city.

City mosquito traps had been showing numbers that were well below historical averages from May through early July.

But then in the last two weeks, following weeks of wet, warm weather, the numbers spiked.

Now, they're well above the average for this time of year.

And the worst may still be ahead.

The last two weeks of July usually see the highest number of mosquitoes.

Health officials are also watching closely for Culex tarsalis, the kind of mosquito that carries West Nile virus.