Edmonton now mosquito capital of Canada

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Our city has another national title under its belt, but this one isn’t one most will be happy to have.

Edmonton is now the mosquito capital of Canada, taking the title from Winnipeg.

The Manitoba city has held the title for the last several years.

Edmonton’s mosquito count is now significantly above the Winnipeg count.

This week, there were more than 560 mosquitoes per trap in Edmonton, nearly 19 times more than last week, when there were 30.

Winnipeg has just six per trap.

Edmonton officials say a third round of mosquito control programs is underway, but numbers are still expected to rise.

City officials are considering spot spraying festival sites.

The city’s control budget has been cut by almost $200,000 dollars this year.

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