Letter: Rise in mosquitos affects quality of life

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My husband and I moved here a few years ago. We enjoyed the long summer evenings without the aggravation of annoying mosquitoes. But something has changed in the last year or so and it seems the mosquitoes have decided to come feast on us in the yard and in the house. Are we the only ones being invaded? Some friends have not seen any at all.

I called the municipality and they said despite the potential disease they can do nothing about it. They suggested I look for a source of standing water such as rain barrels and ponds. We had visitors today and the mosquitoes were so bad in the afternoon we had to leave. As we left one of my friends noticed a standing water pond not far from where we were seated. Undoubtedly that is the breeding ground.

With the concern about West Nile virus it is unfortunate city hall are not interested in doing anything.

Ruth Ann Williams

Oak Bay

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