Recent rains could cause surge in mosquitoes

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by Joe Flanagan, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 5:38 PM

CHESAPEAKE -- Heavy rain that recently hit Virginia's Eastern Shore could mean a surge in mosquitoes next week.
    
"It takes about 10 days for mosquito larvae to spring to life after heavy rains," said Joe Simmons, director of mosquito control for the city of Chesapeake.
    
Simmons was on Smith Beach last week fishing and said the winds died down and the mosquitoes were everywhere.
    
Northampton County Administrator Katie Nunez told 13News Now the county has no budget for mosquito control.
    
The town of Cape Charles has a few hundred dollars to fight the biting bugs.
    
"We contract out the spraying truck from Bay Creek," said Cape Charles Vice Mayor Chris Bannon.
    
The tiny mosquitoes known as 'no see em' are already out.

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