Cuyahoga County Board of Health warns of mosquitoes as wet weather continues

PARMA, Ohio - In addition to flooding, the wet weather is causing is an increase in mosquitoes, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Joe Lynch is the Program Manager of Vector Control at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. He said as the wet weather moves out, expect the pesky mosquitoes to move in. 

Lynch said calls about mosquitoes has increased dramatically in the past week.

"From two to three a week, now we're getting anywhere from three to six a day," Lynch said.

The mosquito population wasn't too bad until the past 16 days of rain hit our area. Lynch said there has been another hatch off of mosquitoes.

"Last week not much mosquito activity, but this week seeing a big increase," Lynch said.

Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. Lynch suggested wearing a bug repellant when spending time outdoors.

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