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Unusual winter weather may take a bite from the mosquito population

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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.

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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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