Hundreds of thousands of Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes to be released

From FOX 26 News
June 11, 2019

The amount of mosquitoes in Clovis is now expected to go up this summer but it’s not a bad thing. It’s actually, a technique to get rid of a particular species of mosquitoes that are capable of carrying multiple diseases.

You can swat them, smack them, or wear DEET repellant but that’s a temporary fix to get rid of these pesky bloodsuckers. The Consolidation Mosquito Abatement District Manager Steve McMullan says, the Aedes Aeypti Mosquito is a huge problem in our area and has the potential to carry Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, and West Nile Virus.

Which is scary for many of us to think about. “A female could potentially spread the disease locally. We have not had any locally transmitted disease in California but we have had imported cases,” said Steve McMullan.

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