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Mosquito season in full swing

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Residents are welcoming warmer weather but that same weather is about to bring something nobody wants.

An aerial assault is underway to keep mosquitos at bay in parts of Mid-Michigan.

All of the rain, flooding and cold temperatures we've seen the past few weeks means we will have to soon deal with more of the these pesky blood suckers.

Randy Knepper, with the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission, says this spring could be a bad one for mosquitos.

Knepper predicts that in May and early June there is going to be a lot of mosquitos out.

The recent rain delayed the start of treatment to control the mosquito population by a few weeks. Over the next few days, five planes will spray parts of Saginaw County's nearly 45,000 acres.

Knepper says you can do your part to keep down the mosquito population this year.

Officials will be back at it Monday morning, and hope to be done in four to five days, weather permitting. Saginaw County officials aren't the only ones going after mosquitoes.

Bay County officials started aerial treatment last week and are focusing on flooded areas.

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