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Will this summer be bad for mosquitoes?

Will this summer be bad for mosquitoes?

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - All of the wet weather this spring could have a potential impact on the number of mosquitoes this summer.

There have been a few mosquito hatches already. But none involving the mosquitoes that are a nuisance.

Right now, experts say it's hard to tell if mosquitoes will be in full force throughout the summer. It all depends on how much rain and warm weather we get through the next few weeks and months.

"There are times here because of the environment that we have, this wonderful marsh complex and the back waters of the rivers, if we get warm temperatures after having rainfall, we can have huge mosquito hatches.  Normally those mosquitoes are ones that are nuisance species that can really bug us," says La Crosse County Vector Control Manager, Dave Geske.

Dave says the biggest thing you can do to protect yourself from diseases, such as the La Crosse virus and West Nile virus, is to wear repellant and get rid of any small pools of water near your home.

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