Extreme Weather Brings Resurgence Of Mosquitoes

In addition to flooding, heavy rainfall has caused an overwhelming resurgence of mosquitoes in central and western New England.

The mosquito control offices in central and western Massachusetts are getting more than 100 calls a day. Workers are busy spraying large and small bodies of water and mud with egg-killing pesticides, according to the Central Massachusetts' Director of Mosquito Control Operations, Tim McGlinchy.

"There's such a vast amount of water out there right now, we just can't get to all of it. So the mosquitoes have pretty much hatched," McGlinchy said.

McGlinchy said the first frost of the year will kill large numbers of mosquitoes and that people spending time outdoors should wear long pants and sleeves and bug repellent that contains the chemical DEET.

This program aired on September 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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