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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Invasive 'Aussie Mozzie' found in San Diego County


Last updated 6/15/2018 at 7:46pm

Did you mosquito-proof your backyard by dumping out standing water yet? You should. The "Aussie Mozzie" has arrived in San Diego County.

San Diego County residents now have one more reason to find and dump out standing water in and around their homes to fight mosquitoes.

County environmental health officials said they've found a new type of invasive, aggressive, day-biting mosquito in La Mesa – the Australian backyard mosquito, Aedes notoscriptus, also known as the "Aussie Mozzie."

County officials said they believe the mosquito is more nuisance than human health risk. However, they said it is aggressive and prefers to live and breed near people; in yards and even inside homes.

"One of the best things you can do to protec...

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