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Recent Flooding Increasing Mosquito Population

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The mosquito population in the St. Louis area may be on the verge of getting bigger.

Standing water from our rainy spring and the first few days of summer is making for a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes especially when the water is still or starts to recede.

The best advice is to get rid of standing water around your house if you can.

“If you have empty containers, old tires, tin cans, empty trash cans, anything that will hold water and it doesn`t have to be but a little bit of water and it will support Asian Tiger mosquitoes and house mosquitoes and that can develop very quickly,” said Mike Arduser of the Missouri Conservation Department.

St. Louis had a lower than normal mosquito population last summer because the weather was dry.