Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mosquito season

With the rise in temperatures, we can expect the return of mosquitoes, those annoying little insects that bite and can leave you itchy for days.

In Orihuela and around the salt lakes in Torrevieja they spray insecticide at approximately two weekly intervals between the months of May and September in an attempt to control them. The idea is to try and kill the insects before they hatch from their eggs but it doesn’t always work; people still get bitten and if the conditions are right, the insects can go on a breeding frenzy and cause a lot of suffering.

So far this year, there has been no evidence of mosquitoes although there are people who have suffered bites. There has been a plague of small white flies though that no one seems to be able to explain.

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