Experts Predict a Stronger Mosquito Season in Wisconsin

Posted at: 06/07/2013 10:45 AM | Updated at: 06/07/2013 10:49 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A snowy winter and a rainy spring in Wisconsin have helped breed more mosquitoes.

University of Wisconsin-Madison entomologist Phil Pelliterri says standing water in flooded ditches and other spots is just what mosquitoes like.

Pelliterri tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://gbpg.net/11m0dL0 ) that a single mosquito can go from egg to mature in two weeks in warm weather. He says that out of four main groups of mosquitoes in Wisconsin, the summer flood-water mosquitoes hatch the most and will be around until early fall.

Pelliterri says this year's crop of blood-sucking mosquitoes will seem worse because the drought last summer kept many away. He recommends keeping grass and shrubbery trimmed to cut down on mosquitoes.

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Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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