| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:11 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:28 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:37 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:33 AM
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...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:14 AM
| Sep 20, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Illinois health officials say a Cook County man has become the first person this year to die after contracting the West Nile virus.
The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the man was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions. He...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Some Severna Park residents will see nighttime mosquito spraying in the coming weeks as state officials try to knock down the West Nile fever threat from local mosquitoes.
Department of Agriculture officials said they were responding to reports of two...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 11:13 AM
The death of a woman in her 70s from Westmont was due to West Nile Virus, the DuPage County Health Department said today in a news release.
In addition to the DuPage County case, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 10 human cases of...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:10 AM
The cargo jet’s interior looks like a pasteurization plant, but this plane doesn’t carry milk.
It’s one of a handful the U.S. Air Force uses to drop chemicals — everything from oil dispersants to insect killers — from the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Eleven mosquito samples in Burbank have tested positive for the West Nile virus, and an infected dead bird was found in Glendale, prompting local officials to renew calls for eliminating standing pools of water where the insects prefer to breed.