BOSTON (CBS) — It is a bad year for mosquitoes, and we can blame all the rain we’ve had the past month. But the state is trying to provide some relief.
In Sudbury, June’s flooding rains created huge breeding grounds and as a result, waves and waves of mosquitoes.
“If we get 200-300 mosquitoes in a trap that is a large population, so when we get a thousand (in one trap) ..that is much larger population.”
And that is what David Henley is seeing these days, mosquito traps overflowing, three – four times the normal catch. All the result of a soaking wet June.
Henley who oversees mosquito control for the state says not only are we seeing tons of mosquitoes but now a new nasty disease carrying breed known as the “tiger” mosquito is showing up. source