Mosquitoes taking over Region 8

Mosquitoes taking over Region 8
Growing concerns over mosquitos. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Mosquitoes have been a growing concern lately in Region 8.

Director of Operations at Mosquito Joes, Davey Webb, said it’s the worst it’s been in 10 years.

“I would say overall it’s probably the worst in a decade," Webb said.

Webb said weather may be contributing to the increase of bugs.

“With all the intense rain, the pressure from all the humidity that we’ve experienced this year is absolutely awful," Webb said.

A farmer in Egypt, Scotty Turner, said it’s hard to work outside with all the mosquitoes.

“I use bug spray, wear long sleeves if you can stand the heat,” Turner said. “Try to have your work done before late in the evening.”

Hunters are also being impacted.

Bow Mechanic at DNW Outdoors, Jim Spencer, said customers are affected and no one wants to hunt.

“They are bad everywhere for some reason," Spencer said.

DNW Outdoors will continue to sell bug spray and thermacell for those who want to spend time outdoors.

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