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New Mexico health officials warn about mosquito season

July 3, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are predicting one of the worst mosquito seasons in decades thanks to wetter weather earlier this year.

KOB-TV reports health officials believe the mosquito population and the threat of West Nile Virus are on the rise as monsoon season approaches.

Mark DiMenna of the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department says the city is preparing for a bad mosquito season which the likes they haven’t seen in 15 years.

Standing water along the arroyos, ditches, wetlands and even the side of the road are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

New Mexico’s largest city uses larval control through water management and source reduction and with the use of environmentally friendly, EPA-approved chemicals.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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