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Summer will bring a typical mosquito season


MADISON (WKOW) -- The warm weather of summer is fast approaching and so is mosquito season.

UW-Madison entomologist Phil Pellitteri says bug bites will be plentiful this week. We've gotten quite a bit of rain so far this season, which makes condition just right for flood water mosquitos that hatch in standing water.

Last year's drought kept the insects away, but this year it will be a more typical buggy summer.

"It's just normal. We have lots of water in the state and that keeps the mosquitos happy under the right conditions," says Pellitteri. "Part of what's going to be tough to take is that last year there just weren't any."

Pellitteri recommends mowing the grass so mosquitos can't hide there and use a fan if you're outdoors. If you get more than five bites in three minutes, he says it's best to just go inside.

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