The cooler temperatures are here, but mosquitoes are still lurking. There is a certain kind in our area that pack a mean bite. Jean and Roy Mitchell enjoy afternoon walks in their Westport neighborhood in Leland. But lately an increasing number of Mosquitoes have ruined there daily routine. “It's annoying if any thing else. It makes me feel itchy.” That annoying insect could be the Asian Tiger Mosquito which is a silvery striped bug that has infested the area. Andy Anderson is the Education Director of the Audobon Society. He said, “The Asian Tiger Mosquito is annoying because they're active during the day, so they bite and they're aggressive and seemingly always hungry.” It is believed that years ago the Asian Tiger Mosquito sailed in on a ship from overseas. Since then, they have grown in population and become a nuisance in the area. The insect has spread throughout most of the southeast largely because they breed and lay eggs near water. Experts say anything holding water has the potential of raising mosquito larvae. If you develop a fever from an insect bite, you should contact your doctor immediately.
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