(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.
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.