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Expect mosquitoes to be out in full force this summer

Posted at 4:15 PM, May 22, 2019

PUEBLO – The arch nemesis of anyone who spends time outside is about to make its return.

“We do expect to start the season with a lot of mosquitoes,” said Chuck Rodosevich, Vector Disease Control.

Vector Disease Control in Pueblo says that mosquitoes will be back in full force starting next week across Southern Colorado. The group was in the Steel City Wednesday checking mosquito breeding grounds.

Vector says between the wet winter and the recent snowstorm, you can expect the bloodsuckers to be very busy this season.

“We should get a mosquito bloom from the rain,” said Rodosevich. “Then we will get into a typical season of control and mosquito laying eggs.”

The mosquito control group says for mosquito protection remember the four D’s:

  • Stay inside during dusk and dawn
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants
  • Drain your standing water
  • Wear DEET