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Drought means bad news, except for mosquitoes

July 16, 2007

Albany - Not much good comes from the drought, but one benefit is fewer mosquitoes. Standing water is a common breeding ground for Mosquitoes. Mosquito Control Director Donnell Mathis says the lack of rain led to a lack of larvae and that leads to fewer Mosquitoes.

The benefit? You won't have to fight off as many mosquitoes, and there's a smaller risk of getting West Nile Virus. "No signs of West Nile so far this year. Hopefully we can go through a complete year without any signs of West Nile Virus," said Mathis.  He says educational programs about getting rid of standing water have also helped combat mosquito problems.

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