Heavy rains and standing water mean more mosquitoes
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - All of the standing water in Southwest Florida is leading to a big problem: an earlier than normal mosquito season.
We're checking in with the Lee County Mosquito Control to see what this means for the pests.
"We're got crews out today," Sherry Redovan, with mosquito control said, "checking to see where the mosquito larvae are and when they find it - they're treating."
Redovan says you can expect to see their helicopters out this weekend - spraying to control the pests - which got a head start to their season this week
"Is this earlier than normal?" Hogan asked Redovan.
"Every season is a little bit different," she said. "It does seem just a little bit early."
The biting bugs don't usually get going in earnest until the end of May - but thanks to our drenching rains over the past couple days and the swift winds that went along with it, conditions have been perfect.
"We're seeing quite a bit of mosquito larvae hatching off," she said.
Redovan says Lee County's mosquitoes seem to like to be out between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. You also wanna make sure you're not breeding your own, at home!