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09/29/2011

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what species are you finding?

I live in Deale, MD on Herring Bay. Since the two tropical storms in August and steady precipitation since, the mosquito population has significantly increased in my backyard. My backyard has not been able to dry out.

I use rosemary oil to repel mosquitoes.

About 1.5 million acres will be sprayed with insecticides to control mosquitoes this year in Maryland, compared to 200,000 or 300,000 acres in some past years.

I know I’ve seen huge populations of dragonflies in Baltimore, which could be related to rains over the summer and fall making wetlands more fertile as breeding grounds

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