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Mosquito counts remain normal in Gloucester

Mosquito counts in Gloucester have remained normal even after the prolonged wind and rain of early October, according to Wes McIntyre, the county’s new director of buildings and grounds.

McIntyre, who also heads Gloucester’s mosquito control program, said drivers took the most recent mosquito landing counts on Monday and they had “no discernible difference” from normal counts.

That’s good news, since McIntyre said crews had been limited in their spraying efforts with lots of rain during the past few weeks. Crews go out nightly, Monday-Friday, when weather permits.

This year, the mosquito control spray program didn’t begin until late June because numbers did not warrant spraying until then which was about one month later than in many years, said assistant county administrator Garrey Curry. Curry served as interim head of mosquito control until McIntyre was hired.

McIntyre encourages residents to try to remove standing water from their yards. He&rs...

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