This Is What Populations of Nuisance Floodwater Mosquitoes Look Like
This is a swarm of mosquitoes in South Texas.
Filthy standing water, is what is allowing these millions of mosquitoes to start to hatch.
The Centers for Disease Control explained in a recent advisory, that the mosquito population increases dramatically after a major flooding event as dormant eggs hatch.
“Most of these mosquitoes are considered nuisance mosquitoes and will not spread viruses,” said the CDC. “However, some types of mosquitoes could spread viruses like Zika, dengue, or West Nile.”
This is what populations of nuisance floodwater mosquitoes look like. The video below was filmed near Refugio, Texas:
Without that netting, the worker’s face would have been covered with mosquitoes, and these do like to bite.
Those affected by these flood water mosquitoes are advised to do their best to temper the mosquito explosion for now by eradicating any standing water that could become a breeding ground.
it’s also a good idea to wear long sleeves and pants. And a good douse of DEET will also help.