In August 2012, a trifecta of heat, humidity and standing water left mosquitoes feeling right at home in Maricopa, and Maricopans were itching like mad.
The good news: The influx of skeeters likely did not carry the West Nile virus.
The bad news: They were seemingly everywhere.
Brent Billingsley, the city’s director of development services, was on clean-up operations after heavy rains caused sewage overflow in Tortosa. “I’ve been out most of the last two days,” he said, “and I’ve been eaten alive.”
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This content was first published in the August edition of InMaricopa magazine.