Pennsylvania increasing efforts on spraying post-flooding mosquitoes

    As if mosquitoes aren’t annoying enough in Pennsylvania, state officials are now warning residents of an increase in the population after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee left flood waters behind throughout the state.

    CBS 3 in Philadelphia reports state workers have been out in full force spraying for mosquitoes across the eastern part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection told CBS 3 that compared to this time last year, the state is seeing 25 percent more mosquitoes.

    As a result, the state is adjusting how it handles spraying to better control the population.

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