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Mosquitoes Take Over Family's Home After Rain Causes Flooding

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Heavy rain is bringing mosquitoes and a heavy heart to David Stewart and his family. Heavy rain is bringing mosquitoes and a heavy heart to David Stewart and his family.
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -

Heavy rain is bringing mosquitoes and a heavy heart to David Stewart and his family.

Since the rain started his summer has been filled with worry. He lives near a river and is worried that will overflow soon but for now, the puddles are so large in his front yard that he cannot get to his vehicle.

Stewart suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and cannot leave his wheelchair. Now that he cannot get to his van, he hasn’t left his home for weeks and cannot get to this doctor’s appointments.

“I just start to feel trapped” said Stewart Sunday.

Mosquitoes have taken over the puddles and his yard. They swarm the walls and Stewart is terrified one of the bugs may have a disease and his family may get sick.

“The bugs are everywhere, they are in our hair and buzzing, you can feel them,” said Stewart.

Expert Matt Calvert of Calverts Bug Stop said the mosquitoes are worse than he's seen in a long time

“Mosquitoes and all bugs have been really challenging because of the standing water. It doesn't take much to withstand a whole colony of mosquitoes,” said Calvert.

Getting rid of standing water will help Clavert said. If you can, put down gravel or make a drain off in your yard. Make sure to cut away any shrubs that stand or hang close to your home or windows.

Any body of water nearby will attract the bugs but you can invest in certain types of fish that help eat the mosquito larvae. They will lay eggs on the water if they can find some that’s standing Calvert said.

One of the most common causes for mosquitoes in your home is standing water under your home. Check a crawl space you haven’t in a while and you may need some professional help to check or get water out.

“They're trying to find a dryer place to live just like you or I,” said Calvert.

Visit Calverts website for more

David Stewart can be reached at 864 650 0755

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