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(Source: AP)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — It may be pretty hard to believe, but despite all of the rain in South Florida; Miami-Dade County hasn’t seen an unusually active mosquito season in 2013.

So far.

According to the Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department’s Mosquito Control Section, despite rainy season being the time of year for mosquitoes, the department received 900 complaints for June compared to almost 5,000 during the same time last year.

Director Kathleen Woods-Richardson said the department monitors the mosquito population throughout the county year-round and responds when the situation warrants. Truck-mounted spraying is used for smaller infestations, while aerial spraying is used for larger ones.

Since the start of mosquito season in May, mosquito control staff has performed 491 truck-mounted spraying applications in areas where mosquito counts are high and residents are reporting mosquitoes as a nuisance.

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