Mosquitoes out in full force thanks to rain, warm temperatures

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    Where mosquitoes lay eggs, according to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control:
    - Containers like old tires, bird baths, clogged gutters, flower pots, trash cans, and buckets. They lay the eggs on the sides of the container. When the container is filled with water – usually from rain – the eggs hatch. These mosquitoes usually stay within 100 feet of their breeding site.
    - Permanent waters like edges of ponds, lakes, creeks, freshwater marshes. Mosquitoes lay their eggs directly on the water.
    - Temporary water pools like roadside ditches, canals, ground pools, tire ruts, clogged streams and irrigated land.
    - Moist soil that is often flooded by rising streams and rivers. The eggs hatch when the area is flooded. Adult mosquitoes of this type often fly as far as 20 miles.
    More information can be found at http://www.scdhec.gov

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- "It gets where you can't even go outside sometimes because they'll bite you so much. It gets pretty bad," proclaimed Little Rock resident Tiffany Files.

    The mosquitoes so bad that this mother and daughter have to limit their time gardening, which is something they love to do. But, even when they go inside their home, the conditions are not much better.

    "There are quite a few in the house at night. We're kind of mosquito magnets because they really like us," she added.

    The pests aren't just after them. Central Termite and Pest said they began getting calls from Little Rock residents about a month ago, requesting their yards to be sprayed.

    So, why does it seem that these pesky insects are out just a little bit early this year?

    "It's the temperature. We just never get that cold, so when we have warm days, this is when the mosquitoes start to lay their eggs and become more active," Majel Evans of Central Termite and Pest stated.

    Central Termite and Pest said the best way homeowners can cut down on the number of mosquitoes they see is to simply eliminate the sources for the mosquitoes to lay their eggs.

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