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What's Up With all of The Flies And Mosquitoes? Blame Tucson's Monsoon Rains
AZ Daily Star
Because of the rain, there has been more moisture available for mosquitoes to breed in, and that is why people have been seeing more mosquito activity in Tucson lately. A popular breed of mosquitoes found in Tucson is the Aedes aegypti, also known as ankle biters. They are usually seen outside in the mornings or at dusk and tend to be attracted to the lower parts of legs. Dr. Michael Riehle, entomologist at the University of Arizona recommends getting rid of standing water where these pests tend to breed.