The wet weather we've seen recently is bringing with
it, mosquito season.
News 8's Leah Linscheid joins us in the studio with
a look at what we can expect this summer.
After that long winter.
I think we were all ready for a quick warm-up.
But during this fast transition into summer, you better
have your bug spray handy.
School's out, and summer fun has begun - but with
it comes that irritating itch.
I would say in the evenings absolutely.
Summer school teachers and their students are eager
to get outside this summer - but along with sunscreen,
there's another must-have for playing in the park.
The kids are required to bring bug spray.
There's a lot of mosquito activity this year.
A long winter and quick spring have brought a wet
start to the summer season - and a brutal beginning
to mosquito weather here in the Coulee Region.
In the middle of the afternoon, you notice things
have been a little bit more buggy.
It's kind of a year to year thing dependant on rainfall.
This year's pretty bad.
Flooding and standing water have helped magnify the
mosquito hatching season this year - and you're not
the only one feeling the itch.
Vetor workers with the La Crosse County Health Department
say they've already used more product to control mosquitoes
this month than all of last year.
If you don't address it, it makes the next few weeks
Experts say though the past few weeks have been rough,
this mosquito season could taper off a bit - it all
depends on the weather.
If it stays dryer, we don't have as much of a problem.
If we continue to get rainfall like we've had, well,
then they're going to be bad.
A dry July could be just the key to help keep mosquitoes
at bay this year, and make for a much more enjoyable
Experts say the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay
is to keep that bug spray handy.
Also, maybe go a little lighter on the perfumes -
bug are attracted to fragrances, *and* dark-colored
Experts also suggest ridding your yard of any buckets
those places make the perfect environment for mosquito