More Rain Brings Concern Of More Mosquitoes

With the threat of severe weather and the memory of Hurricane Irene not far from people's minds-Some Eastern Carolina residents say they're worried about this storm stirring up a pest problem again.

Residents in the Adams Creek area of Craven County say they're not concerned about potential flooding from heavy rain, they're more concerned about the increase of mosquitoes a heavy rain will bring.

People are still cleaning up after Irene and some neighbors say one of the hardest parts about cleaning up is fighting the mosquitoes that have increased since the storm.

Gene Wallace says he sprays his own yard, but he's worried the rainy weather that's to come this week will increase the mosquito population even more.

Craven County Commissioners decided again in a meeting Monday morning not to spray for mosquitoes. It was removed from the last budget, well before Irene hit the east.

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  • by cottonmouth on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    Just be sure that they're not using DIBROM if they do aerial spraying. The stuff is so incredibly toxic to humans that it's hard to believe it was actually used twice on Hatteras Island in Dare County!
  • by OSOC Location: Washington on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:20 AM
    I think they should make our mosquitoes, the state bird. We have been seeing a rather large version around....don't let it bite will welt up...just make sure to get a blood transfusion soon afterwards...geez
  • by Bitten Location: Otway on Oct 17, 2011 at 06:15 PM
    Stirring up the problem again? Really? The problem never went away. Just walking from my front door to my car is a feeding frenzy for the mosquitoes. Let the sprayers do the job! I'm tired of being bitten so many times that the itch keeps me awake!
  • by Don Location: Farmville on Oct 17, 2011 at 06:07 PM
    Mosquitoes need to be sprayed multiple times because of the life cycle of such pest, get rid of the tree huggers and deal with the problem, before some people get really sick like West Nile Virus!!
  • by Tom Location: Eastern North Carolina on Oct 17, 2011 at 05:52 PM
  • by Tool on Oct 17, 2011 at 05:52 PM
    Don't worry - Mosquito season is almost over.
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      by Frost on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:35 AM in reply to Tool
      Waiting on that big frost.

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