Stagnant water makes breeding ground for mosquitoes in Northern California

The recent storms that have hit Northern California have created lots of standing water in the area, which have led to breeding grounds for mosquitoes. ABC10's Giacomo Luca has more.

The Sacramento-Yolo County Mosquito and Vector Control District is tackling areas where stagnant water could become a breeding ground for mosquitos. 

Ken Harris works on mosquito control for the district and was inspecting standing water near Elk Grove for mosquito larvae. 

Recent Winter weather has left a lot of standing water across the valley. 

Mosquitos can carry deadly illnesses like malaria and the West Nile Virus. 

The district asks that homeowners to take a look around their properties and to remove any standing water. If a mosquito nest is noticed, residents can report it to their local mosquito control district. 

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