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Remember a couple of summers ago, simpler times when all we just worried about hurricanes and zika? Now it’s a whole new level of worry. But now…

We can add mosquitos back to our list of worries.

What’s being done in Hillsborough County to ward off the pests?

The county website reads, “The daily battle to take back neighborhoods from the more than 40 species of mosquitoes that reside in Hillsborough County depends on a delicate balance of scientific controls and resident participation.”

Hillsborough’s mosquito management program works hard to protect residents. They use a number of tactics: check for mosquito-borne illnesses; trap, eliminate breeding sites, destroy larvae; and spray pesticides from the sky.

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