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Eastern Carolinians Battle Mosquitoes

With all the recent rain making for ideal mosquito breeding conditions, people across Eastern Carolina are waging their own wars on the pests.

Wednesday in Pitt County we found pest control companies spraying yards. for mosquitoes. For some, it's mainly a convenience, but it can help prevent the spread of West Nile and Triple "E".

Don Rhodes of The Mosquito Authority says they've seen an increase in calls in the last few weeks. "The more rain, the more likely you're going to have mosquitoes, and the cooler the weather they start coming out and people start noticing them, they been here and they've been here all summer because we've had a very rainy summer so the mosquito population is very high, so that means they're laying more eggs and there will be more mosquitoes."

Mosquito control officers are asking people to help curb the problem by tipping or tossing out containers of standing water.

The city of Greenville tells us they plan to spray certain areas of the city for the pests. Onslow County officials say they've been spraying against mosquitoes since May. Beaufort County says they haven't seen an increase in the population of mosquitoes.


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