Mosquito numbers to be triple from last year in Shawnee Co.

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The Shawnee County Health Department says the amount of mosquitos are triple than what they were last year.

The spike in mosquitos are attributed to the Wakarusa area where there have been mosquito traps set-up due to flooding and heavy rainfall. 

Workers have been trapping mosquitos to lower the possibility of spreading disease.

Linda Ochs, Director of Shawnee Health Department, notes that the mosquitos aren’t deadly, but they are a nuisance. 

“These mosquitos don’t typically carry disease, but they are annoying, and they do bite and this particular spike is especially attributed to the Wakarusa area where we have a trap down there because of the flooding,” Ochs said. 

The health department is even giving out mosquito repellent dunks to assist in the fight.

If you would like to see how this year’s mosquito numbers compare to last years, as well as the diseases they carry, click here

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