VIRGINIA BEACH -- The recent heat wave has caused already-swelling insect populations to get even worse.

Virginia Beach mosquito control is seeing high counts in just about every sample of species.

Pest control companies are also receiving large volumes of calls for ants, fleas, bed bugs and cockroaches.

Experts recommend dumping any containers with standing water at least once a week, cleaning out rain gutters, trimming plants and trees against your home, and using insect treatments sold at home improvement centers.

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