By Drew Bollea

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Warm weather in the Sacramento region has brought the mosquitoes out in force. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control says it’s getting more calls earlier this year.

Playtime at the park for many is being interrupted by the persistent pests.

“You can’t really see it, but I can feel it,” said one child playing at Regency Park in Natomas.

“Too much mosquito. It’s bad,” said another woman walking nearby.

“They’re hungry, and they’re biting,” explained Luz Maria Robles with the Sacramento–Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control.

“They think that it’s spring, so they’re coming out in higher numbers,” Robles continued.

Robles says her office is receiving more calls for service earlier this year.

They’re treating the surrounding rice farms, which is where this particular species of mosquito typically lives.

“These are aggressive day-biting mosquitoes,” said Robles.

Vector control is also in the neighborhoods treating homes and parks where the nuisance bugs are tormenting people.

“They get you whether your skin is exposed or not exposed,” said Monica Long, “You just sit out at the park, and they go right through your pant.”

Long says she was overwhelmed with mosquitoes this weekend.

“The mosquitoes were coming indoors and attacking our guests,” said Long.

She is trying everything, from long sleeves and pants to essential oils, to keep the mosquitoes away.

“I used lavender lotion. I put lavender essential oil around the kids. It seems to be working well,” said Long.

There is a bit of good news. This particular species of mosquito does not carry the West Nile Virus.

Robles says they’re likely to die off or go back to hibernation when the temperatures cool off.

Comments (10)
  1. Jay Barbieri says:

    Mosquito ‘Control’.
    Riight.

  2. Came here from Drudge. Left for http://www.PressCalifornia.com for more real California news

  3. Use DDT. It was only banned because of a bogus book.

    1. Plarp Zootie says:

      DDT was banned because it is a environmentally persistent organo-chloride which is associated with long term damage to wildlife. Most noted is it’s association with increased reproductive failure in birds due to thinning of their egg shells.

      There are other environmental effects as well.

      It should be noted that DDT is not banned world wide, and is still used in a few countries to combat malaria. It’s use has been discontinued in some malaria prone countries due to resistance to the chemical developed by malaria vectors (primarily mosquito’s).

    2. Much of the anti DDT info is junk science. And besides, there isn’t exactly exactly a huge flock of eagles in Sacramento. REF: Trashing The Planet, by Dixie Lee Ray

  4. John Smith says:

    What have we here? How many plagues were there that infested Egypt?

  5. Kerwin Hieb says:

    “They’re downright annoying”… Sounds like most liberals.

  6. Good…I hope every person stupid enough to live in California suffers every plague known to man since the history of time 🙂

  7. MH Thomas says:

    yet another reason for CA to apply for Federal disaster relief.

  8. Anti-racists say there is a RACE problem that can only be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and “assimilates.”

    What if I said there was a RACE problem that could only be solved if hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black country? How long before people realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem, but the conclusion to the BLACK problem?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

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