‘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.

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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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