Wet weather followed by warm temperatures producing more mosquitoes

From the Davis Enterprise
March 17, 2019

While it’s not yet officially spring, the break in the rain and warm temperatures have brought an increase in mosquitoes to the area, according to the local vector-control district.

Dry sunny days coupled with stagnant water left behind from significant rain this winter make the perfect combination for mosquitoes to breed.

“Over the past few weeks, we’ve definitely started to see more mosquitoes,” said Gary Goodman, manager for the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District.

“There are many areas with stagnant water creating a variety of mosquito breeding sites,” Goodman added.

While it’s too early to predict the severity of the mosquito season and the intensity of West Nile virus activity, one element is certain: Having more water can definitely create more areas for mosquitoes to grow and multiply.

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