Bug experts say Calgary's mosquito season should be fairly typical this year Cool spring and lack of precipitation have kept early season numbers low Posted: May 12, 2017 8:27 PM MT Last Updated: May 12, 2017 8:27 PM MT Early mosquito season numbers are about typical for this time of year in Calgary. (CDC Global/Flickr) It's looking like a typical season so far for mosquitoes in Calgary, but that could change if wet weather arrives in the coming weeks, officials say. The city started its control program about a week ago to get ahead of any early hatches, says Chris Manderson, urban conservation lead for Calgary Parks. To help that effort, Manderson suggests Calgarians have a look around their yards for likely mosquito breeding spots. "Look for standing water," he said. "Eavestroughs. Bird baths. Make sure the water is changed regularly. Those sorts of things will help." MORE CALGARY NEWS | City recommends scaled back first leg of Green Line LRT An entomologist at the University of Calgary, John Swann, says cold weather at the start of spring coupled with a lack of rain in recent weeks means the number of mosquitoes emerging is lower than in years past. University of Calgary entomologist John Swann recommends wearing long sleeves and pants to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes while outside. (Mike Symington/CBC) "I think the technical term for the weather we've had earlier is, it kind of sucked. It's been cold," he told CBC Calgary News at 6 .
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