Experts warn mosquito population could spike

Experts say the record rainfall over the past month could lead to a spike in the mosquito population on Long Island.

Suffolk County health officials say more mosquitoes may breed in the stagnant water left behind outside and in homeowners' basements by the recent rainstorms.

Environmentalists fear the county may resort to using more pesticides to combat the growing insect population, but officials say a recent appeals court decision will result in tighter restrictions on spraying.

Health officials recommend removing standing water from yards and homes.

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