South Florida’s rainy weather brings pesky mosquitoes
By Glenda Ortega
Puslished on Miami Herald on July 24, 2013
The near daily downpours in Doral leave Alfonso Quintero quite annoyed.
“When the rain comes down mosquitoes come in,” said the 23-year-old Venezuelan native.
His neighborhood is surrounded by a field with cows. When it rains, the area floods, leaving stagnant pools of water.
“I was concerned about the dengue virus,” he said. “In Venezuela we deal with the mosquitoes season every year.”
From Hollywood to Homestead, residents are itching and scratching and steaming about the little bloodsuckers.
“I have to run from my house to the car so I don’t get bitten,” Miguel Santos of Homestead wrote on the Miami Herald Facebook page.
“I keep my dogs in doors more to avoid mosquitoes bites,” tweeted Mallory Martinez.