Heavy rain brings large mosquito population to southwestern CT

Rainy weather has led to an abundance of mosquitoes flying around southwestern Connecticut. Officials at a state lab in Cranbury Park in Norwalk say they?re seeing twice as many mosquitoes as usual this

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2006, 10:32 PM

Updated 6,558 days ago

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Heavy rain brings large mosquito population to southwestern CT
Rainy weather has led to an abundance of mosquitoes flying around southwestern Connecticut.
Officials at a state lab in Cranbury Park in Norwalk say they?re seeing twice as many mosquitoes as usual this time of year. The parasites are coming in daily by the thousands from trapping sites. Doctors say the good news is it?s unlikely the mosquitoes are carrying West Nile or the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, but they may carry the viruses later in the season when the temperature rises.
Health officials say the best way to avoid pesky bites is to use repellent with DEET, make sure window screens are without holes and drain standing water near homes.
Related Information State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (866) WNV-LINE Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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