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Mosquitoes are bigger and badder

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

September 5, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - All this tropical activity and heavy rain have created a painful problem here in South Georgia.   They seem to be out to get you no matter what time of day it is.

They may be hard to see, but you better believe, they are out there.  "I have noticed them at home, I have noticed them when I'm working, I've gotten bit," said Extension Agent James Morgan.

Lurking and waiting to attack, when you least expect it.  "They are out in large numbers as of late and that is due to the heavy rain that we've been having, tropical storms that have been showing up in our areas."

And Morgan says those tropical systems, blow in big gals like this, aptly named, Large Mosquitoes. You've probably been told to avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn to avoid being attacked, but this aggressive mosquito which migrated here on tires filled with water, doesn't care what time it is. 

"The Asian Tiger will bite you all through out the day"he said.

So you can either wear long sleeves and pants in this South Georgia heat, stay inside, or put on the mosquito repellant, because they are here. And they're biting.

Of course, don't forget to empty out any standing water around your home. That's where mosquitoes lay eggs. Wearing light colored clothing may also help ward off the pesky insects.

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