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Istanbul in October,are there mosquitoes there?

There was a previous poster asking about mosquitoes in Venice, which reminded me to ask if there are a lot of mosquitoes in Istanbul, since there is a lot of surrounding water. When does mosquito season begin and end? Want to be prepared for month of October. I'd appreciate hearing replies from those who have been there.

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I've never had a problem with mosquitos in Istanbul. I've been there in September and November, but not October. I suspect that the city has a control program for them.

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Speaking to the idea of a control program, I did once experience pesticide spread aerially in the town of Selcuk, Turkey, near Ephesus. (It was May of that year.)

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Thank you for the answers. I will have one less thing to worry about during the trip. Ciao.