Delaware stepping up mosquito control efforts

    There’s a predator lurking in your yard, and he’ll be here all summer and into the fall.

    It’s a mosquito, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control wants residents to help keep the pests out.

    Throughout the week (did you know it’s National Mosquito Control Awareness Week?), the state’s Mosquito Control Section will distribute educational material to help residents prevent pesky bites.

    Of particular concern is the Asian tiger mosquito, according to a release from the DNREC. These suckers — pun intended — breed in your backyard and stick close to home.

    Delaware ranks in the top 10 for its percentage of wetlands cover and human population, so residents probably aren’t going to live a bite-free summer, but the state will be doing some spraying to keep things from reaching an epic level.

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