(TOM) THE MUGGY TEMPERATURES AND RAINY WEATHER ARE THE BANE OF OUR EXISTANCE BUT OUR PESKY LITTLE NEIGHBORS LOVE IT. EXPERTS ARE EXPECTING MORE MOSQUITOES OUT AND ABOUT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KARA DIXON SPOKE WITH MOSQUITO CONTROL IN CHESAPEAKE. WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO GET READY? (KARA) TOM-THEY’RE ALWAYS READY TO SPRAY NEIGHBORHOODS. BUT THEY CAN’T IN THE RAINY WEATHER. (KARA) THAT’S WHY THERE’S A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT MOSQUITOES FROM MULTIPLYING IN YOUR YARD. NEAR YOUR HOME, YOU NEED TO BE READY. LISA WAGENBRENNER IF WE’RE GETTING A LOT OF RAIN AND IT’S HOT, YOU KNOW MOSQUITOES ARE GOING TO BE OUT. AND SO WILL CREWS FOR THE CITY OF CHESAPEAKE. MY NAME IS LISA WAGENBRENNER AND I AM THE BIOLOGIST AT CHESAPEAKE MOSQUITO CONTROL COMMISSION . WAGENBRENNER KNOWS ALL ABOUT THESE MOSQUITOES. THEY BITE, THEY’RE VERY ANNOYING AND BRING OUT A LOT OF SERVICE CALLS. WHICH SHE SAYS HAS JUMPED IN THE LAST WEEK. WHILE THEY’RE TRYING TO GET TO EVERYONE THEY CAN. THEY MIGHT NOT. THAT’S WHY SHE WANTS YOU TO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THOSE SAUCERS FOR PLANTS, EMPTY TRASH BINS, TARPS, THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE WOULD LOOK FOR IF THEY’RE GOING TO TIP AND TOSS. LOOK LIKE LITTLE WORMS. WAGENBRENNER SAYS THE WEATHER DEFINITELY HASN’T HELPED THEM TO CATCH THESE BEFORE THEY BECOME THIS… IT CAN ACTUALLY QUICKEN THE PROCESS. IT MAKES OUR JOB A LITTLE HARDER. WE HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER TO KEEP THE NUMBERS DOWN. AND THEY ARE. CREWS ARE OUT DURING THE DAY TREATING STANDING WATER LIKE THIS. THEY’RE ALSO SENDING OUT SPRAYERS AT NIGHT. IF WE GET THEM IN THE BEGINNING BEFORE THEY’RE FLYING ADULTS, IT’S QUICKER TO KILL THEM. AND SHE SAYS YOU CAN HELP TOO BUT TIPPING AND TOSSING WATER IN YOUR YARD. AND BY ALSO TELLING YOUR NEIGHBOR TOO. TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS. NOT EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT YOUR MOSQUITOES. ON EKNOWS ABOUT TIP AND TOSS ANOTHER MAY NOT KNOW MOSQUITOES BREED IN TEH BOTTOM OF A PLANT SAUCER. ITS GOOD TO HELP OUT AND TALK TO EVERYBODY. (KARA) WAGENBRENNER SAYS THEY’VE ALREADY STARTED TESTING FOR DISEASES LIKE WEST NILE VIRUS. BUT MANY OF THE BIGGER ONES DON’T CARRY DISEASES. KARA DIXON 10 ON YOUR SIDE