ELK GROVE - After weeks of wet weather and mild temperatures, the sun is finally out and the warm temperatures expected over the weekend will also mean more mosquitoes.
“The late spring rain and above average rainfall for this year has left a lot of standing water” said David Brown, manager of the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. “As the warming trend continues we will see many more mosquitoes in the next few days."
The combination of excess water and warm temperatures create the ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed.
In addition to vacant homes with neglected swimming pools, the district is also encountering mosquito problems around homes with raised foundations.
“We’ve found that with the excess rain, water is collecting underneath the homes creating a mosquito breeding source” said Brown.