Local professor laying out factors in fluctuating mosquito seasons

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By 1310 News, June 25, 2018

You don't have to be a bug expert to know we see cycles of high and low mosquito populations over the summer, but the experts are keeping their eyes on a few factors which affect whether or not Ottawans will be able to sit out on their porches for more than five minutes this season.

Assistant Professor at Carleton University's Biology Department Heath Macmillan told 1310 NEWS' The Rick Gibbons Show, ideal conditions for big mosquito populations are warm and wet. So if we get a repeating cycle of lots of rain followed warm temperatures, expect lots of buzzing.

"The number of generations they can get through in a summer depends on how suitable the environment is."

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