Unusual winter weather may take a bite from the mosquito population
Mosquito season is coming with the summer and the risk of mosquito-borne disease is rising as well. Alachua County Environmental Health Director Anthony Dennis says the best way to avoid mosquito-borne disease is to get rid of standing water around your property.
Dennis says mosquito numbers won’t be as high due to the dry spring. With any amount of mosquitoes present, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dana Kurtz says you can still avoid the bite.
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