Mosquitoes? Not As Bad As You'd Expect
June 21, 2010 6:42 AM
You’d think, with all the rain we’ve had in June, the mosquito population would be larger than normal. But that’s not the case, according to Mike McLain of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. He says about 140,000 acres in seven counties have been treated and so far, the mosquito population has been kept manageable. And to help keep mosquitos in check as the summer progresses, McLain suggests that Twin Cities homeowners empty old tires, cans and other containers that collect rainwater. He says that’s where disease-carrying mosquitoes like to breed.