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mosquito cartoonExperts are predicting a higher than normal incidence of diseases carried by mosquitoes. A case of West Nile has already been confirmed in the Atlanta area.

The type of mosquitoes and their impact on your daily activities will vary, depending on where you live. In heavily urbanized areas residents will more likely be affected by pesky container-breeders while rural residents may be affected by mosquitoes that breed in natural environments such as tree holes, puddles, and other stagnant shallow water. Mosquitoes never breed in running water and are usually kept in check by small fish in ponds and lakes.