Constant rain is creating perfect mosquito breeding grounds  

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Weeks of constant rain is creating prime mosquito breeding grounds.

Phil Meekins is the Mosquito Control Superintendent for the City of Virginia Beach.

"Obviously the more rain you have, the more places you’re going to have for mosquitoes to breed, so yes it is concerning," he told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo Thursday.

Meekins says standing water in your yard can create favorable mosquito breeding conditions.

"Artificial containers in people’s back yards that hold standing water such as cans, buckets, tires, gutters that are pitched wrong, tarps over wood piles that hold water, please get rid of that," he shared.

Crews are also doing important larvacide work in ditches and areas where standing water is collecting throughout the city.

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