City crews are taking aim at mosquitoes in Saskatoon.
Nuisance mosquitoes, along with the type that carries West Nile, are the primary target for the city’s annual control campaign.
Residents are asked to help in the efforts by eliminating standing water on their property, as mosquito larvae can develop in any water – even small amounts – allowed to stand for four or more days.
Other ways to help:
- Ensure items in and around the property like pool covers, saucers under flower pots, children’s toys, pet bowls, and wading pools are regularly emptied or replaced with clean water.
- Clean eavestroughs regularly so water does not collect in the.
- Empty and clean bird baths twice weekly,
- Ensure openings in rain barrels are covered with mosquito screening.
- Ensure yard is free of debris, such as old tires, that can hold rainwater.
See here for more information on the city’s control program for mosquitoes.