INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Traps set up in the Indianapolis area show populations of mosquitoes are nearly three times as high as what would normally be seen at this point in the year.
Marion County mosquito control biologist Matt Sinsko said last week that 20 traps collected 6,600 mosquitoes at spots around the county. The Indianapolis Star reports about 2,300 mosquitoes would be collected typically.
Sinkso says officials expect the mosquito problem to worsen, with the breeding cycle kept going by "days and days of rain." Preliminary data from the National Weather Service says nearly 12 inches of rain has fallen at Indianapolis International Airport this month.
The Indiana State Climate Office has said the state received an average of 9.03 inches of rainfall in June, setting a record for the month.