Regions affected by recent flooding and heavy rain are experiencing a surge in mosquito populations this summer.
According to Mosquito Joe, a local extermination company who spoke with RochesterFirst.com, the increased rainfall has led to an abundance of stagnant water, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
This has prompted a spike in calls for extermination services to tackle the insect nuisance.
While mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile and Malaria, the company affirms that the diseases are rare and mostly, mosquitoes are a major annoyance.
To date, only 323 cases of West Nile Virus have been reported by the New York State Department of Health this year.
To make life easier outdoors, experts recommend clearing up any standing water. Insect repellent is also effective.
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