Could Be In For an Itchy Year

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St. LOUIS, Mo (KMOX) - Coming off the warmest March in history—will we see an over-abundance of mosquitoes this summer?  St. Louis County mosquito control has already started their war on the pesky insects.

Drew Hane is the man in  charge of vector control.

“It’s not going to necessarily affect the overall season, making it better or worse,  it’s just going to get things started off a little early,” said Hane.

Hane tells KMOX News  the county is focusing its efforts on getting rid of standing water, to prevent the development of mosquitoes or you may start seeing mosquitoes earlier than usual, this year.

He says the amount of rainfall and temperatures recorded this summer will have more effect on how bad things get with insects, than the occurrence of an early spring does.


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