After Hurricane Florence blew through North Carolina, flooding took over parts of the state. Almost two weeks later, the flooding has led to a mosquito infestation in the region.
The storm brought nearly 20 inches of rainwater in some areas. Many mosquito species lay eggs that will hatch after heavy rains – or in this case, flooding. The gallinipper mosquito (Psorophora ciliata) was one of the species that hatched and can be two to three times larger than a regular mosquito. The Fayetteville Observer reports that North Carolina is home to 61 different mosquito species.
Gov. Roy Cooper said $4 million would go to controlling the enormous mosquitoes.
from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/05/north-carolina-battles-mosquitoes-after-hurricane/