You might want to pack the bug spray for your Independence Day festivities. It’s now mosquito season in Iowa. Iowa State University “bug man” Donald Lewis says there weren’t many mosquitoes early in the season, as Iowa was dry. But recent rains changed the equation.Lewis, who is an entomologist, says mosquitoes take from five to ten days to breed. They now have the water they need to breed.Lewis says there’s not much fear of mosquito-borne illnesses in Iowa.Lewis says surveys are regularly conducted to track mosquito-borne diseases. Lewis says right now, however, the biggest problem with mosquitoes remains the annoyance they cause humans.
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