Region 8 mosquitoes around for a little longer

Region 8 mosquitoes around for a little longer
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - With September getting closer, many Region 8 residents are anticipating the cooler temperatures and smaller amounts of mosquitoes that come along with the fall season.

Sofija Todorvic, an Arkansas State University graduate student, studies mosquitoes extensively and told Region 8 News what people can expect going into the next couple of months.

Todorvic is a part of the Veterinary Entomology program under Dr. Tanja McKay and spoke of how dependent mosquitoes are on the hot temperatures to complete their life cycles.

"We would expect the mosquitoes to substantially decrease closer towards October," Todorvic said. "Hopefully, as long as the temperatures follow the trends of the previous years."

Since temperatures are still fairly hot, however, high mosquito activity is expected to continue in the near future.

In fact, Todorvic recommends that you continue to take the precautions necessary to stay bite-free and keep away from areas where mosquitoes are prevalent.

This especially goes for those camping out or spending time on the football field.

Mosquito repellant and long sleeve shirts are good ways to combat the pesky insects.

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