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Gainesville amps up battle against mosquitos

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People in North Florida are warned to keep themselves protected as the mosquito populations continue to grow. The City of Gainesville Mosquito Control program is dealing with pools of standing water left after Tropical Storm Debby causing the mosquito population to escalate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo reports on the severity of the mosquito problem and what the city is doing to combat it.

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