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Health Warning ISSUED For Melbourne As Mosquitos Invade

A warning has been released from public health authorities who are concerned about Melbourne’s expanding mosquito invasion.

Experts are predicting a bumper season of the stinging insects after recent heavy rain and flooding provided an ideal breeding ground for them.

Flood affected Mildura has already resorted to smoking swarms of the pests out of the town with fogging compounds as well as setting traps to conduct a test on what they are carrying.

Swarms of the bugs have now been spotted in the CBD, on the Surf Coast and the Mornington Peninsula.

Melbourne University Ary Hoffman said ‘The first arrivals are here — and it is only going to get worse.’’

“It is highly likely we will see giant numbers of them as we have had a wet spring.”

For hints and tips on how to beat the mosquito bites, head here.

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