SoCal mosquitoes really are a menace

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at the offices of the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health on April 26, 2007 in Hemet, California.
A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at the offices of the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health on April 26, 2007 in Hemet, California.
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Are you getting eaten alive by mosquitoes every time you go outside? You're not alone. Lots of other KPCC listeners have had the same experience, and are wondering if something in the environment is changing. The answer is yes: a new type of invasive mosquito is spreading throughout Southern California, and it's far more vicious than our native mosquito.

Read more on LAist.com: It's Not Just You. The Mosquitoes Really Are Worse This Year

This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.