Mosquitoes plague Ottawa-area cottage country

A bumper crop of flying bloodsuckers has descended on Ottawa-area cottage country because of higher-than-average water levels from the spring melt.

Standing water from big spring melt provides perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes

Ottawa-area residents are buzzing about the abundance of mosquitoes this spring. 2:11

A bumper crop of flying bloodsuckers has descended on Ottawa-area cottage country because of higher-than-average water levels from the spring melt.

This Home Hardware sign in Constance Bay says it all. The abundance of mosquitoes this spring has been the talk of the town. (CBC)

Cooler spring temperatures have also helped.

"It's the worst I can remember," says Constance Bay resident Peter Mutton, who has been busy swatting pesky mosquitoes off his dog Shiba, as well as himself.

"They're just insane, especially when the wind drops."

Click the video player above to watch other people in Constance Bay talk about what a buggy spring it's been so far.

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