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Swarms of insects invade Southwest Florida

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Break out the bug spray! Swarms of insects have invaded Southwest Florida. Tiny gnat-like critters have been seen, and experts said the sudden invasion is likely due to the rain Southwest Florida has gotten this week. “When we see a real dramatic change in our weather, and over the past week we’ve gotten rain for the first time in months, and a lot of insects will be cued in on water and as soon as that water shows up, they’ll explode in numbers,” Dr. Billy Gunnels with Florida Gulf Coast University said. Mosquitoes are another...

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Mosquito Control ramps up treatment in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Mosquito breeding season is here, and for the next several months, mosquitoes will be laying their eggs all over Southwest Florida, in any standing water they can find. Lee County has had an unusually dry year so far but high tides and thunderstorms are coming our way which means so are the mosquitoes. Lee County Mosquito Control is staying ahead of the game, ramping up treatment on the ground and from above. “Our inspectors and biologists are out constantly looking for areas sometimes seven days a week,” said Eric Jackson with Lee County Mosquito Control. “This...

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Lee County Mosquito Control crews kill off pests in the area while educating residents

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– If the Mosquito Control District did not work year round to control the mosquito population, Southwest Florida could have more mosquitoes than anywhere else on the planet. Lee County Mosquito Control crews are out in the community every day killing off the disease-carrying insects. They also have one of the largest education programs in the country. “One of our goals is to reach even our youngest citizens and start to teach them science and make sure they have that science literacy and that they understand what we do, why we do it and why it’s so important,”...

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