Battle of the Bugs: Mosquito Joe Takes Aim at Unwanted Pests
Battle of the Bugs: Mosquito Joe Takes Aim at Unwanted Pests

Clarkston, Michigan, resident and franchisee Scott Johnson had a busy summer.

Scott Johnn of Clarkston, Michigan, has had a busy summer. The community's local Mosquito Joe owner has been fighting off mosquitos in the area more than usual this year.

"Mosquitoes are heavy this year," the Mosquito Joe franchisee told Clarkston News. "We didn't have a really strong winter, and spring was fairly mild and wet."

Mosquitos typically remain active until temperatures dip and remain consistently 50 degrees or cooler. Then, according to Johnson, they will lie dormant until the spring rains return.

"The last two years have been strong mosquito seasons, and we're expecting another," Johnson said.

With mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in Wayne County this year, and a confirmed case in Oakland County, his job is more important than ever. He adds that all it takes to breed hundreds of mosquitos is a beer cap of water.

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