Officials warns of big increase in Albuquerque’s mosquito population

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Brace yourself for a lot of mosquitoes.

The Albuquerque Environment Department says it has already seen a big increase in the mosquito population because of the recent moisture and heat.

There have been reports of a surge in the Bosque and other open areas.

The city is dispatching crews to spray and trap mosquitoes and test for West Nile Virus. The city is reminding people to use repellent with DEET. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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