A Word Of Warning About Mosquitoes

A Word Of Warning About Mosquitoes

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With all the rain we've been getting, there's the potential for more mosquitoes.

The insects utilize standing water to reproduce. So the more rain we get, the more chance mosquitoes have to breed. 

There is something residents can do to help reduce breeding grounds.

"With this extra rain, one of the particular mosquitoes that carries West Nile virus in this area breeds in containers so we ask the public if you have flower pots, children's toys, anything that catches that extra water, try to dump that out to prevent the mosquitoes from breeding close to your house," said Jeff Leiendecker, Jefferson County Public Health.

On the flip side, Leiendecker says all this rain could wash away mosquito eggs that are already out there.

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