Madera Fogs For Mosquitoes
The city of Madera is fogging this weekend for a type of mosquito that carries dengue and yellow fever. The fogging will cover a nine-block area in which mosquito traps first turned up the dangerous pests. Two foggers will be used this weekend, and they will be followed up by a fogger that specifically targets larvae.
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Madera will be spraying early today and Sunday for a type of mosquito that can spread dengue and yellow fever, an official said.
Fogging crews will begin at 4 a.m. and typically will be done by 8 a.m.
The weekend mosquito fogging will be targeted in a nine-block radius around the Arbor Vitae Cemetery in west Madera, said Leonard Irby, manager of the Madera County Mosquito and Vector Control District. That’s the area where the mosquitoes were first found in traps about a month ago. On Thursday, the mosquitoes turned up in traps in Clovis, northwest of Shaw and Temperance avenues. Continue reading…
Couple From The Everglades Knows Mosquitoes
Ike and Mary House grew up in the Everglades where the only pest control they had was their quick-hitting palms. Their approach to Florida mosquitoes is much different from their fellow residents who call in pest control the minute the pests hit. House says modern Floridians are afraid of nature.
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He grew up in the Everglades when the only control available was a Gladesman’s big, tough hands. He slapped mosquitoes when he couldn’t avoid them or stayed indoors. A commercial fisherman, he had to risk his hide sooner or later and did so, he points out, without a whimper.
Some called them swamp angels. House never saw anything angelic about the devilish vampires. Sometimes, he wore a bandana over his face to keep from breathing them in.
Modern Floridians, he harrumphs, are scared of nature. They couldn’t survive without air conditioning. He and his wife, Mary, live in a modest house across from the Anclote River, where mosquitoes emerge from the marshes at dusk, sending the pusillanimous into a tizzy. Continue reading…
Three IL Counties Report Mosquitoes With West Nile
McHenry County is the third county in Illinois to find mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. No human cases have been reported yet this year, though, and there were none in McHenry County last year either. Experts say the especially hot summer will make the chance of West Nile cases higher.
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The McHenry County Department of Health has reported that mosquitoes from a mosquito trap in Harvard have tested positive for West Nile virus.
This is the first positive test for West Nile in McHenry County since last year. MCDH has tested 128 mosquito batches as of Thursday; all other batches tested negative for WNV. The Illinois Department of Public Health indicates that as of Wednesday, two other counties have reported two positive mosquito batches but no human cases so far this year. No human cases of West Nile were reported in McHenry County in 2012. Two birds have been submitted and tested with negative results. Continue reading…
Delaware A Very “Buggy” State
Delaware just survived a very wet spring. Now it is expecting an influx of mosquitoes, followed by a drought, which will probably lead to a lot of dead trees in a couple of years. But for now the state is preparing for the bugs, especially since it is home to at least 19 different species of mosquitoes.
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The rain this month was suggestive of a Bible tale, with nearly all of Delaware receiving epic amounts of precipitation, destruction and, in some places, flooding.
Up next: pests, likely followed by drought, followed – perhaps in a year or two – by many dead trees stressed by too much water, then too little. And just maybe, if conditions are right, some fish kills.
First come the bugs. Biting bugs.
“Delaware is an extremely buggy state,” said William Meredith, state mosquito control administrator. Add water, and there is a population explosion, he said. Continue reading…