Clear the standing water and break out the insect repellent.

Connecticut is seeing an onslaught of mosquitoes thanks to the wet and humid conditions so far this summer.

It’s still very early in the season and most of the 32,000 mosquitoes trapped in the last week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are not of the disease carrying variety.

The number is still twice as many as normal.  Dr. Philip Armstrong, a researcher and mosquito expert with the station, also says they aren’t seeing the massive bird die-offs that they saw years ago, although he can’t say why.

Armstrong says they typically don’t see virus activity until later on in the summer.


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