Kern Co. Health Dept. warns of rise in mosquito activity

From 23 ABC News Bakersfield
June 6, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Public Health Department is warning residents of the dangers of a recent increase in mosquito activity in the county.

Public Health was alerted by the Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District that recent rainy weather “has created a lot of opportunities for mosquito breeding.”

Gene Abbott, the District Manager for Kern Mosquito and Vector Control, says an increase in activity has been detected.

“We have detected more mosquito activity earlier in the year than normal,” Abbott said. “We need everyone in our community to help keep mosquitoes to a minimum by removing standing water around their homes.”

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