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St. Johns County mosquitoes on the rise

7:33 AM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Anastasia Mosquito Control District collected more than 11-thousand mosquitoes from seven different traps.

This time last year the sample was not even at 4-thousand. However, the 11-thousand is down from the past two weeks when the was at 17-thousand mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes will breed in an inch of water and even though the water is treated with bacteria, there can still be a rise in mosquitoes.

An educational specialist for the Anastasia Mosquito Control District says they got numbers down, but we've had continuous spurts of rain and that's increasing the amount of mosquitoes.

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