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Another family tells of misery of Southampton mosquito invasion
ANOTHER family has come forward describing the nightmare mosquitoes have put them through this summer.
Joanna Ray claims her two-year-old son Theo has been the main target for mozzies and has endured numerous trips to the doctor’s as a result.
As reported by the Daily Echo, people living in the Regents Park and Millbrook areas of Southampton have been plagued by the insects with Southampton City Council claiming still water from nearby allotments could be the cause of increased numbers this year.
But Mrs Ray, of Royal Gardens, Regents Park, believes the source of the outbreak is Tanners Brook, which is metres away from her home.
She said Theo was bitten on the ear, causing a cauliflower-like appearance, and on his foot, which stopped him walking.
She said: “We get bitten every year but they have been twice as bad this year. There seem to be two different kinds of mosquitoes.
“Theo was bitten and it infected him straight away. He has been on antibiotics and antihistamines. “It’s just got worse.
“He got a bite on the ear and it swelled up like a cauliflower.
“He has been seen by health visitors and doctors. “We have to shut our windows at night, we cannot sit in the garden, and have had to buy spray and mozzy bands.”
Mrs Ray said her other sons Tyler, 13, and Tray, 18, have also been affected by the mosquito plague.
She added: “In the news reports I read it’s from the allotments but look at the water in the Brook. I want something done.
“It is not just my child suffering, it’s adults and other people’s children too. They need to find out what the problem is, and if it’s the brook they should spray it.”
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