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Marsh Mosquitos back for a second year of feasting?

Original post made by Mr.Recycle, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Apr 28, 2013

I was over at Greer park this morning and got nailed by mosquitos - half dollar size welts on my hands which was about the only available exposed skin. Were the flood gates fixed, or are we looking at year two of the marsh mosquitos feeding on us?

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I also had mosquitos biting through my clothes last week at JLS and this week in my backyard at midtown. Is there anyone in charge of mosquito control, whom I can call to report this issue?

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Posted by Once bitten...
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:38 am

We had a BBQ party last evening, and most of our guests ( us, too) have welts today. This is only the second time in 15 years this has happened, the first being last year. It was not a particularly wet year, so what's up with this?

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The creeks where the mosquito's breed are maintained by Santa Clara County, try calling Vector Control.

We passed a bond measure to manage the creeks.

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Posted by Eric Van Susteren
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Eric Van Susteren is a registered user.

Hi everyone,

I'd be interested in hearing more about your recent mosquito experiences. Please email me at if you'd like talk about them.


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Posted by Bites
a resident of JLS Middle School
on May 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

Not surprised about JLS. It's been a dry year, and that campus perpetually floods even in small rains. If they've turned on the landscape watering, the mosquitos are probably in heaven, nothing drains there. It was a mosqito hotspot last year, too. They're going to fix the drainage over the summer, but probably not soon enough to prevent the mosquitoes!

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