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Urgent warning for millions of Australians over a mosquito EXPLOSION that’s about to strike

Urgent warning for millions of Australians over a mosquito EXPLOSION that’s about to strike

  • Experts predict a mosquito explosion in Australia following record rainfall  
  • Combination of stale water and humid temperatures create perfect climate
  • Mosquitos can transmit disease most commonly in the country’s Top End 


Experts are predicting a mosquito explosion in Australia following record rainfall.

David Bock of the Australian Museum says the combination of stale water and humid temperatures creates the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. 

‘When you get a lot of standing water and the warmer weather, you will get mosquito numbers exploding,’ Bock told the ABC.

‘Mosquitoes are a species that can breed up very quickly.

‘But it can also lead to big numbers of species that eat mosquitoes.’

Experts are predicting a mosquito explosion in Australia following record rainfall 

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has estimated a 70 per cent chance of a La Niña lingering over the eastern states this summer (pictured, pedestrians under heavy rain in Sydney)

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has estimated a 70 per cent chance of a La Niña lingering over the eastern states this summer (pictured, pedestrians under heavy rain in Sydney)

Some mosquitoes can transmit diseases, in Australia most commonly Ross River virus and Dengue in the Top End.

Meteorologists have warned Australians across the country to brace themselves for a wet summer, with will bring above average rainfall and below average temperatures. 

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has estimated a 70 per cent chance of a La Niña lingering over the eastern states this summer. 

BOM has confirmed the weather event has already formed over the Pacific Ocean on November 23, with residents warned not to pack away their umbrella just yet. 

As waterways, paddocks and marshlands continue to flood and the weather warms mosquitos will take the perfect conditions to breed in their thousands. 

As waterways, paddocks and marshlands continue to flood and the weather warms mosquitos will take the perfect conditions to breed in their thousands (pictured, flooding in Queensland)

As waterways, paddocks and marshlands continue to flood and the weather warms mosquitos will take the perfect conditions to breed in their thousands (pictured, flooding in Queensland)

Luckily, experts believe the size of the bothersome bug will not increase this year however warn there will be more of them flying around. 

More to come. 

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