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Mosquito borne diseases starting to become a concern

Published On: Jul 01 2013 11:06:42 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 02 2013 07:22:46 AM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Mosquitoes are out in full swing the season.

The heavy rainfall along with the warm summer weather has created a great atmosphere for a large mosquito hatch.

Bug experts say areas with standing water like buckets, kiddie pools, and uncovered boats are ideal places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.

And now is the time experts start getting worried about the spread of La Crosse Encephalitis and West Nile. "We really are very concerned about that, because we have such a history of mosquito borne disease in the area, and it's really a man-made habitat that allows the mosquito to flourish and spread the disease," said La Crosse Co. Vector Control Manager Dave Geske.

Some areas of the state are seeing so much rain that it's washing away the standing water where mosquito eggs are laid. Geske says that's not the case in the La Crosse area.

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