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Preparing for mosquito season

Preparing for mosquito season

April showers bring May flowers, but May showers, well, they often bring mosquitoes.

May marks the start of mosquito season in Virginia.

With the seemingly unending amounts of rain, now is the time to start thinking of mosquito prevention, if you haven't already.

"This is the classic example," said John Horne, James City County's General Services director. "After every rain, you should be going out there and looking for anything that you've got that's holding water."

This is because all mosquitoes breed in water, according to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), and neighborhood mosquito problems often start with standing water that...