(CBS) — The weather is perfect for mosquitoes. Unfortunately, it’s not the best for efforts to eradicate them.
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s David Zazra says it’s not your imagination: the influx is worse than usual. It has been perfect for the floodwater mosquitoes, which bite at any hour, not just dawn and dusk.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Boy, 27-Year-Old Xavier Guzman Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega
But the cool, wet weather is not conducive to the spraying Zazra’s employer and other mosquito abatement agencies use as the front-line defense. Zazra says, to be effective, conditions should be dry at night with temperatures in the 60s or warmer.