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Mosquito threat after storms in failed sewers

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Updated: 5/07/2013 7:48 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE Fla.-- After the storm comes the mosquitos. Local landscaper John Moseley says standing water left behind by the flooding around St. Augustine makes him nervous. He's already seen more of the biting bugs around town.

"When you're riding the lawn mowers a couple of patches will hit you in the face, and it's really kind of rough," he said.

Action News took Moseley's concerns to Anastasia Mosquito Control. The agency says its biggest worry is St. Augustine's failed sewer system, which flooded the streets over the weekend and still hasn't completely evaporated.

"Any sources of water that can be retained such as in sewers can be a source of mosquitos," said Jodi Scott, spokesperson for Anastasia Mosquito Control.

Mosquito Control says it's trying to keep ahead of the problem by spraying sewers across city streets.

Moseley hopes it's enough to keep the bus at bay.

"You really can't do too much to nature," he said.
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