Some farmers in Saskatchewan may not have appreciated it but there is one good thing from the lack of rain.
Russell Eirich, the City of Regina’s manager of forestry, pest control and horticulture, said mosquito numbers are the lowest he can recall.
According to the city, it is typical at this time of year to see around 89 mosquitoes in the 12 traps around Regina.
Right now the city is seeing an average of five. However, two out of those five are the Culex mosquito, the carrier of West Nile virus. The city is still advising people to take precautions and wear bug spray when outside.
Only one mosquito trap in Regina, monitored by the Ministry of Health, has found mosquitoes confirmed to be carrying West Nile virus.
So far this year there have been no reported cases in the province of the neuroinvasive West Nile virus.