With the rain comes the mosquitoes
POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:19pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Big chance you have seen and felt them. We are talking about an explosion of the mosquito population, but these are different.
"Right now we are dealing with a cool water mosquito that develops in temporary pools from recent rain, its called the northern flood water mosquito, and in August we see more container breeders, Asian Tiger Mosquito, and of course these are the ones we are most concerned with as vectors of West Nile Virus," Randy Vaeth, etymologist in East Baton Rouge Parish, explained.
Testing continues on the current mosquito population and at this time there are no West Nile cases in the state. This cooler species are very aggressive both day and night so you need to take steps and protect yourself, using a spray with Deet, and wearing long pants and sleeves if work needs to be done outside...
EBR Parish Mosquito Control is spraying but wants everyone to know that this mosquito travels much further, almost ten miles a day. So infestation occurs shortly after they spray.
The good news is that we should only have to deal with the biting and itching for another two to three weeks.