MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As a result of dry climate and drought circumstances the previous couple of weeks, the Metropolitan Mosquito Management District is reporting they’ve seen fewer mosquitos this yr across the Twin Cities.
In comparison with the final 10 years, when the common variety of mosquitos caught in CO2 traps across the metro is above 500 for mid-June, this yr, the quantity is just under 200.
Mosquito Management credit the shortage of rain, which implies floodwater mosquito’s eggs aren’t lined in water and are thus not capable of hatch.
Nonetheless, there are nonetheless Culex mosquitos rising from stormwater basins and different man-made buildings. Culex mosquitos are potential vectors of West Nile Virus, however Mosquito Management says they haven’t detected any West Nile Virus-positive mosquitos thus far this yr.