COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texans will soon start to hear the familiar buzzing and biting of mosquitoes. Recent rainfall could make this year more unpleasant than usual.
Experts at Texas A&M AgriLife say the recent storm systems that have flooded areas in the Brazos Valley will likely contribute to a mosquito boom this summer.
The recent rainfall created areas of standing water, which is where mosquito larvae emerge from, and as a result, Texans should prepare for an abundance of mosquitoes is in the days and weeks.
"We can expect quite a few mosquitoes in the near future with all of this rain we definitely have a lot of standing water that's going to be available and it's going to spark a lot of eggs that were left from the previous year and now that those eggs have water to grow the larva are going to hatch and there's going to be a lot of adults that come from all of that." shared Sonja Swiger, entomologist and associate professor at Texas A&M AgriLife.
To reduce your likelihood of getting bitten you can wear clothes that cover exposed areas of skin, wear mosquito repellent and remove standing water from your property.
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