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Mosquitoes Multiplying Despite A Dry Spring

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Despite being a dry year, mosquitoes have been very active this spring.  

The Fresno Mosquito Control District has been spraying since March. Storm drains are a popular place for the little pests to breed.  

Gary Byde with Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District said every month teams of two go out in Jeeps and spray 4,500 storm drains in the Fresno area.

Dirty swimming pools are always a major source for mosquitoes multiplying.

Each year the district hires a company to fly over Fresno to photograph backyards.

"It seems like we don't have as many as previous years, still a lot of them out there. One pool can create a lot of mosquito activity for the neighborhood."

Mosquitoes only need a few days in standing water to hatch and become a pest.   The average time from larvae to adult is just five days.  The life cycle of a mosquito is only a couple of weeks but with all the breeding ground in just the city alone it's always an uphill battle to keep them in check.  

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