‘Double-Whammy’ of Mosquitoes Expected by Next Week

Get that bug spray handy — you’ll need it.

City of Winnipeg entomologist Taz Stuart said Thursday residents can expect a double dose of nuisance mosquitoes as warmer temperatures arrive.


In the next week, the final generation of spring adult nuisance mosquitoes and the first generation of summer adult nuisance mosquitoes will begin emerging.

A “double-whammy,” as Stuart put it, will create no shortage of work for the city’s 160 staff and four helicopters tasked with keeping those pesky blood-suckers at bay.

Crews are continuing to larvicide about 35,000 hectares of standing water, while current trap counts sit at zero for the time being.

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