Heavy rainfall brings concerns for large mosquito infestation

From the Daily Republic
April 18, 2019

FAIRFIELD — The late-winter storms brought nearly $800,000 in damage to Solano County infrastructure – and health officials are concerned they also will bring mosquitoes.

The state Legislature this week proclaimed April 21-27 as Mosquito Awareness Week.

“Warm weather coupled with large amounts of stagnant water from recent rain events create the perfect conditions for mosquito breeding,” Jeremy Wittie, president of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California, said in a statement released Wednesday.

“Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in sources of water as small as a bottle cap and can complete their life cycle, from egg to adult, in about a
week. California residents must do their part to help protect public health by dumping and draining all standing water to eliminate mosquitoes from their communities,” Wittie said.

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