Intense mosquito season looms as drought continues
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – As mosquito eggs start to hatch, Buddy Logue’s business starts to buzz.
He’s been making house calls all over Lee County to help control the pesky bugs and easing some Zika concerns for mothers like Nancy Spencer.
"For the safety of my children, and my guests, and some of the pregnant moms that will be here too."
Because of the drought, this mosquito season could be a busy one.
"Has increased the area for them to lay eggs and put them," said Shelly Redovan with Lee County Mosquito Control.
Mosquito eggs can survive in dry conditions for up to eight months.
When it rains or water covers the eggs, they hatch and become adults in about a week.
"Now would be a good time to go ahead and clean those gutters out."
It’s also a good time to empty out any standing water, something Logue finds around many homes he visits.
Lee County Mosquito Control has gone through extra training this year for Zika.