As moisture continues to roll through the southeast, it also provides a constant breeding ground for the scourge of the prairies.
"As these rains move in, of course we get the spikes in the mosquito populations. We monitor the live trapping with the Ministry of Health, and their numbers are pretty good. Certainly, with the rains, these eggs hatch out in the farmer's fields all around us. These mosquitoes...can fly 20 kilometers, so we can't control all the larvae," said the City of Estevan's Parks and Facilities Manager, Rod March.
"If you have standing water, you've just got to get rid of it, and that'll help us out a huge amount. The same thing with weed control. The City maintains the weeds on City properties, but anything outside of that is bylaw issue that must be reported to bylaw. If it's not looked after, then the City can step in and take care of it."
More rain is expected in the next 24 hours.