Rainy season boosts mosquito population in CT

NORWALK - Norwalk health officials are launching a war on the ever-growing population of mosquitoes in southwestern Connecticut.

This week, officials will begin applying larvacide to catch basins across the region.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends spray with DEET to deter mosquitoes. Ray Barret, the manager of Keoughs Hardware Store in Bridgeport, says another top seller is citronella candles and torches.

The Norwalk Health Department says the best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to drain insect breeding grounds like standing water.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 1 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Doctors say the recent spring weather has caused 2 Warm weather causes trouble for asthma patients
Police said they received multiple reports of the 3 Police search Greenwich for armed robbery suspect
Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28 4 Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28
Suchada Palmer, a personal chef and culinary instructor, 5 Chef's Quick Tip: Papaya Salad

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE