Mosquitoes Packing Punch In April

Flooding and heavy rains have made for a booming mosquito breeding season.

Residents in northern Leon County say they try to avoid being outdoors during the hottest times of the day and they also use about 1 to 2 cans of bug spray a week.

"We know that we have a lot of problems in the north and the northwest as a results of the river floodings," said Leon County storm water superintendent Glen Pourciau.

His office has already received more than 600 calls about the bugs. Now that the mosquitoes are adults, it makes it that much harder to kill them.

"Our only response now is pretty well-limited to the fog trucks, the spraying at night."

With more rain in the forecast, it's not likely that Mother Nature will be able to help kill the bugs that keep on attacking your skin.


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