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What comes after lots of rain? Mosquitoes!

With almost three weeks of rain under our belts, and everything dripping with moisture, the next thing to expect from all the standing water are clouds of mosquitoes. Besides being a nuisance, they can also carry diseases like West Nile Virus or Zika. Because of this, it is important to minimize pools of water where mosquito larva can grow. You can read more about the different types of mosquitoes we expect to see and how to reduce their habitats from UGA entomologist Elmer Gray at http://www.onlineathens.com/news/20180602/uga-entomologist-end-of-rain-will-bring-mosquitoes.

Source: James Gathany, CDC