Mosquitoes in Dothan

By: Ashley Edlund Email
By: Ashley Edlund Email

Mosquitoes are a small bug causing big problems.

Dothan resident Kim Davis and her son know first hand.

Kim said, "His mosquito bites are probably twice the size of the average ones because he has such sensitive skin."

And it’s not just Kim with the problem. The city of Dothan has been flooded with complaints about mosquitoes everywhere, especially in parks and backyards.

Environmental services worker’s like Larry Davis now spray around Dothan four days a week.

Larry said, “When you're out trying to enjoy the weather they're out trying to enjoy you"

Dothan environmental services manager Bernard Ward says a mild winter and a lot of rainfall are why mosquitoes are here early.

Ward said, “Two weeks ago, we started spraying public parks and baseball fields. Last Thursday we started spraying the entire city.”

Ward says there are ways to keep the mosquito population in check yourself, too.

Ward said, “Remove all old tires, tin cans or buckets around the house that might be able to hold water.”

Larry says his predictions for how this year’s mosquito season will turn out are still up in the air.

Larry says, "If it stays a wet year then it would be a bad year for us. We have to wait on the weather."

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