Mosquitoes Causing Problems


AUSTIN, MN — All this recent wet weather is causing problems for folks when it comes to mosquitoes.

Austin and Albert Lea are just a few of the towns that are spraying for the bugs.

With dry weather conditions last summer, mosquitoes weren’t really a problem.

But now, with all the rain and standing water, mosquitoes are creating quite the buzz in our area.

“Water that is sitting, not moving, that’s what mosquitoes like to breed in.,” Hormel Nature Center Director Larry Dolphin said. “So there is no question we will be seeing a lot of mosquitoes.”

The city of Austin will be spraying for the insects tonight.

Albert Lea will be spraying at dusk on Monday.

The chemicals used are not harmful to people, animals or plants.

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