- Air quality advisories to replace smog alerts
- Crew getting field ready for Opening Day
- Onlookers flock to riverfront to witness flood
- Professors study how tornadoes form
- Travel booking increasing due to falling temperatures
- Josh Knight helps drivers scrape windshields
- EPA likely to toughen standards, and new Ozone rules could hit your wallet
- Piner Elementary studies wind impacts with crafts, memories
- Northern Kentucky EMA has app
- Perfect North Slopes affected by this yearâ€™s winter weather
- Firefighters undergo ice rescue training
- Keeping pets safe in cold weather
- Preparing golf courses for winter
- Finneytown Schools look to reduce air pollution with anti-idling campaign
- Sharks used to track storms
- Comet photos awaken wonder at space exploration
- Founder of meteorology from Cincinnati
- Dry eyes related to weather
- Weather app turns to crowd sourcing
- Heating bill may be lower this winter
- Moon moves in front of sun for partial eclipse
- New ODOT weather station installed
- How temperatures affect fall colors
- Weather technology gives minute-by-minute storm updates
- Weather greatly affecting Cincinnati air quality
- Climate change affecting cicada population
- Sycamore schools use lightning prediction system
- Air quality improving in the US but not as quickly downtown
- Is back pain related to weather?
- Why was the thunder so loud?
- Preparing for tornadoes in large cities
- 11 year hoax, two moons August 27?...NOT
- Explained: Why humid weather can feel so much worse!
- Reducing carbon with algae at local power plant
- Invasive plants hurting environment
- Lack of smog alerts for Cincinnati
- Severe weather categories to be increased to five
- Why was the thunder so loud?
- Cooler temps save at least one community money
- Recent rainfall, temperatures leading to busy mosquito breeding season
- How to stay cool in hot weather
- Reports of fireball sightings explained
- Erica Collura with your Cedarville tornado overview
- What is a Blood Moon?
- Sign up for weather emails
- What is a Weather Model?
- November Comet Watching
- What Is An Upper-Level Disturbance?
- Dewpoint Vs. Relative Humidity
- The Wind & How It Forms
Recent rainfall, temperatures leading to busy mosquito breeding season
Updated: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 05:56 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Scott Dimmich) -- Did you know that the weather this summer has actually helped mosquitoes to breed in and around your Tri-State community?
In addition to finding sources of water from recent pockets of heavy rain, temperatures haven't been terribly oppressive this summer, so mosquitoes are moving a lot more and breeding a lot more.
"It's been a great year for mosquito breeding because we've had a constant moisture source with rain about every 7 to 10 days. We've had great rainfall. It's filled all of the voids that usually would have dried out quickly," said Glenn Scherzinger of Sure Thing Pest Control in Symmes Township.
He has received nearly double the number of calls about mosquitoes that he usually does during the summer, thanks in part to cooler temperatures and heavy rainfall creating areas of standing water.
Scherzinger said water in your water is a common place for mosquitoes to breed. "If this area stays damp, the adult mosquito comes down and actually lays his eggs or his eggs down here. If that holds water for 3 or 4 days, you'll have adults coming out of here like crazy."
In addition to looking at places in your front yard that collect water and may be low-lying, also look for the usual spots, like a fountain that hasn't been turned on in quite some time. Water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
Follow Scott Dimmich on Twitter @scottdimmich, and LIKE him on Facebook.