Regina seeing more wasps than normal for this time of year

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One way to reduce the number of wasps in your area is to locate their nest and remove it. (John P. Ashmore/Shutterstock - image credit)
One way to reduce the number of wasps in your area is to locate their nest and remove it. (John P. Ashmore/Shutterstock - image credit)

As summer takes flight, Regina residents should be on the lookout for wasp nests.

The city says there are more wasps than usual for this time of year.

Russell Eirich, the manager of open spaces with the city, said this may end up being a problem later in the summer.

He said some of the wasps they are seeing now are the adult queens that managed to survive the winter and are now looking for a place to build nests.

"As the wasps can't support their nests much, naturally, then they're going to become more aggressive," said Eirich.

Matt Duguid/CBC
Matt Duguid/CBC

Eirich said this could happen toward the end of August and into September.

Wasps are attracted to sugary drinks, barbecues and other food that may be left around.

Eirich says one way to control wasps in your area is to locate nests before they "get too big" and remove them.

Outlook on mosquitoes 

The mosquito counts for last week were below average for this time of year, but that could change in the weeks ahead.

"I expect that we're going to see the counts start to increase a little bit — so far we've been fortunate," said Eirich.

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