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Flooding in southern Wisconsin causes mosquito problemSubmitted: 09/13/2018
Flooding in southern Wisconsin causes mosquito problem
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

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DANE COUNTY - Flooding in southern Wisconsin brought another challenge beyond all that water.

The Dane County Public Health office reports mosquitos are swarming in larger numbers for longer lengths of time.

The cause is all of that standing water, which creates a breeding ground.

Lisa Johnson with Dane County UW-Extension says mosquitoes can lay up to 400 eggs each.

"You can breed a lot of mosquitos in small bit of standing water pretty quickly," says Johnson

The public health office recommends people drain standing water from their yards and use natural soil bacteria to kill mosquito larvae.

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Early next month, the Three Lakes School District will host two input sessions for the public.

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or email: tr@threelakessd.k12.us.



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