Experts share tips to control mosquitoes surge

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This past week rain has been constant in the Rio Grande Valley, as more rain is in the forecast this week, a surge of mosquitoes may be present in the area.

Experts in the field share their tips to residents to avoid mosquitoes.

Owner of Bugworks Pest Control, Kyle Marburger, says if you’re struggling with pesky pests, make sure to get rid of water in rain gutters and potted plants.

UTRGV Biology Professor Christopher Vitek says wearing light-colored clothing and using repellent at least 20% deet also helps.

Cities across the Valley are spraying areas with high mosquito populations and are urging residents to clean their patios and avoid leaving bodies of water exposed. 

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