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Wet, Rainy Conditions Mean More Mosquitoes


All the recent rain means there's plenty of standing water for mosquitoes to emerge.

Mosquitoes can lay eggs in just an ounce of water.

But when there are flood waters, Pitt County Mosquito Control Director Jim Gardner says a more aggressive and larger variety of mosquitoes emerge. He says, "The reason they are very aggressive is because they don't come out that often. They only come out when you have the flood waters.

Gardner says he collected 2,000 mosquitoes in one spot in Pitt County only-- brought on by all the rain.

Gardner says they hope to spray areas with large populations of mosquitoes, but says as long as it continues to rain, spraying will not be possible.


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