Mosquito On Somerset Levels

There's been an explosion in the number of mosquitoes on the Somerset Levels. Stagnant water left behind after the recent flooding combined with warm weather has provided the perfect breeding ground.

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Plague of mosquitoes hits the Somerset Levels

There's been an explosion in the number of mosquitoes in the region. The Somerset Levels are one of the worst places hit - it's due to the amount of stagnant water around. That's created the perfect breeding ground for the insects, which can pose a serious risk to humans.

Farmers in the area, who are now worried about the health of their cattle, say they're noticing huge plagues of the insects - far more than normal.

The rise in numbers of mosquitoes is being linked to flooding on the Somerset Levels Credit: ITV Westcountry

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