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Buzz off! Mosquitoes 3 times as bad this summer

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

If you think mosquitoes this year are extra annoying, you're right.

The dry-and-then-wet combination in the southeast is causing pest problems – and it's way worse this summer.

Experts say the levels are the equivalent of getting three years' worth of mosquitoes in one summer.

In the southeast, it's noticeably worse, and mosquito control officers are being overwhelmed with calls.

Experts say they also believe some mosquitoes are developing a resistance to the chemicals used in mosquito spray.

A combination of drought and rain is the cause. During dry spells, mosquito eggs don't get enough water to hatch, and when it finally does rain, those eggs are revived.

That appears to be what's happening right now around the southeastern United States, scientists say.

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