Mosquito repellent in short supply in Fairbanks

Stores in Fairbanks are running short of mosquito repellent

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS - Stores in Fairbanks are running short of mosquito repellent.
   
Shoppers have cleared the shelves of repellent to combat the larger-than-normal hatch of biting insects.
   
Entomologist Dennis Fielding says his specialty is agricultural pests but that the robust mosquito season may be due to the sudden spring breakup that produced large volumes of standing water that encouraged breeding.
   
He says a late start by dragonflies and other mosquito predators also may have contributed to the high number of mosquitoes.

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