Mosquitoes estimated to be 2 to 3 times more active than normal along US East Coast
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Not only in the Southern states, where there are typically high levels of mosquitoes due to the hot, humid climate, but also in the New England states.
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AccuWeather Global Weather Center – July 18, 2018 — Many areas experienced above-average rainfall this spring. Now the higher precipitation rates in parts of the mid-Atlantic are helping mosquito populations thrive.
Pest control professionals report that there has been increased mosquito activity all along the East Coast this season. It is estimated that mosquitoes are two to three times their normal rates.
An upcoming change in the weather pattern may create conducive conditions for mosquito populations to grow further.
“A weekend rainstorm ahead will mark a switch to a prolonged wet pattern in the northeastern U.S.,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. “Downpours will leave behind standing water that can create breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Be sure to check AccuWeather’s mosquito activity forecasts and Zika index before partaking in outdoor activities.”
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