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West Nile Virus

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  • Mosquitoes temporarily decline in South Florida

    Mosquitoes temporarily decline in South Florida
    South Florida’s most widely despised form of wildlife declined sharply in the past week, as a lack of rain dried up breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Daytime biters, which breed when dry ground is flooded by rain, have diminished, bringing relief to...
  • Ask Outdoors Girl

    Nancy Colvin of Stoneleigh writes: Do you have any idea where the blue jays have gone? Since the avian flu came through here several years ago, it seems that there are few blue jays, though I did see a couple in Westchester County, N.Y., during a recent...
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  • Evanston residents weigh in on Yellow Line stop

    Evanston residents weigh in on Yellow Line stop
    The city of Evanston on Thursday embarked on the long process of getting a CTA station by hosting a meeting for the public about the proposed Yellow Line stop.  "We're just hoping we're still alive when it's built," Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) said as she...
  • Peninsula mosquito population increasing this summer

    Peninsula mosquito population increasing this summer
    Biologists expect tick and mosquito populations to thrive this spring, largely because mild temperatures from last winter failed to kill off a large population of the disease-carrying pests. Technicians in Hampton are already finding mosquito larvae...
  • West Nile virus found in birds in Illinois

    Health officials said today they have found the first birds to be infected with West Nile virus this year in Illinois in LaSalle and Sandwich counties. The birds were collected on June 8 and tested positive for the virus today, according to a statement...
  • York County breeds fish to kill mosquitoes

    York County breeds fish to kill mosquitoes
    From flyswatters to pesticides, there are many ways to fend off mosquitoes. But fish breeding? York County officials grow thousands of tiny fish called — you guessed it — mosquitofish that devour the bloodsucking insects before they can...
  • Mosquito spraying worries beekeepers, others in York

    The U.S. Air Force spraying of a chemical that kills adult mosquitoes and other insects has drawn the ire of beekeepers, master gardeners and other activists in York County. The controversy erupted last week after the Air Force — as it has done...
  • Busy mosquito season tapers off in dry July

    Busy mosquito season tapers off in dry July
    Drought conditions on the Eastern Shore are taking a toll on farmers' crops, but the dry weather is having at least one beneficial effect — there are fewer mosquitoes. After a busy start to the mosquito control season that put a deep hole in...
  • 1st Human Case this Year of West Nile in California Reported

    The California health department reports their first human case of West Nile Virus this year. According to the Department of Public Health, the Santa Barbara man was hospitalized, but is now recovering at home. West Nile is usually transmitted to humans...
  • Bats have their benefits

    Bats have their benefits
    Editor: After reading your recent article onbats reported at apartment complexes in Aberdeen, for the sake of balance in your paper as well as the ecosystem, please publish thatbats come with benefits too. Bats eat tons of mosquitos, preventing the...