by Colin Wolf
Right now it would appear that here in Orlando, the mosquitos have won. They've ruined the outdoors. Apparently, Orange County officials are very aware of this and are reminding the public that they refuse to accept our insect overlords.
Recent storms and rainfall in Central Florida have Orange County Mosquito Control officials working hard to protect the community from mosquito-borne illness and nuisance mosquitoes. In light of elevated rain, requests from residents to treat mosquitoes in local neighborhoods and communities, particularly in east Orange County, have significantly increased. Kelly Deutsch, manager for Orange County Mosquito Control, reports that while the division typically receives about 10 calls a day from residents in need of assistance, calls have increased up to tenfold.The notice goes on to remind folks that the war on mosquitos is not entirely fruitless, and that the county still has a few weapons at their disposal– like eliminating/treating known breeding grounds, targeted spraying, trucks equipped with the ability to spray large areas, and if all else fails, spraying with an aircraft.