Those who think it seems a bit early to battle those pesky insects are right. It’s two or three weeks earlier than normal, said Davis County Mosquito Abatement District director Gary Hatch.
Utah’s mild winter helped mosquitoes who hibernate as adults through the winter to survive, and the very warm April brought them out of hibernation earlier. And the eggs are hatching sooner than normal.
If temperatures remain hotter than normal, it could add up to a very bad year, mosquito-wise.
Hatch said district personnel have already begun spraying with aircraft. They’ve also already begun spraying in neighborhoods and through the marshes.
They’ve also already begun collecting and testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus.
For more information check out May 17 addition of the Davis Clipper.