High Precipitation Calls for Large Quantities of Mosquitoes

By WISE Web News

May 25, 2013 Updated May 25, 2013 at 11:54 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – With the city's more than 15 inches of precipitation so far this year, there's no doubt this spring will bring out swarms of mosquitoes.

Experts say that there are two kinds of mosquitoes, "nuisance" mosquitoes and disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Disease carrying mosquitoes, like those carrying the West Nile Virus, breed in pools of standing water.

"We ask the public now that it's Spring Time and people are getting out, and they're cleaning up around the property that they start emptying those buckets, those kiddy pools, start cleaning out those gutters, flushing those birdbaths. All these measures help us with fighting the problem of mosquitoes in our community,” said David Fiess, Director of Environmental Services.

The Hoosier state had 77 cases of West Nile last year and at least six people died, according to the U.S. geological survey. The best way to protect yourself is to wear bug spray every time you go outside.

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