Rain + warm weather = more mosquitoes than usual coming

From The Manteca Bulletin
March 27, 2018

Extensive March rains and temperatures climbing to 80 degrees by Saturday means things can really “bite” in the coming weeks.
San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District is warning that it’s the perfect combination to unleash mosquitoes in greater numbers than have been seen in years for spring.

“District mosquito control personnel will be increasing surveillance and mosquito control activities on public and private land,” said Aaron Devencenzi, Public Information Officer with the District. “Early mosquito population suppression is critical to reducing the risk of mosquito-borne disease later in the year.”

People can help by doing simple actions like removing standing water from outdoor buckets and containers along with repairing leaking faucets and broken sprinklers to reduce mosquito development. Properly dispose of old tires or keep them in a dry area. 

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