More mosquitoes? Why Canadians could see a revival this summer and beyond – National

Suffering from more mosquitoes this summer? You are not alone. Canada is buzzing with pesky bugs as parts of the country see higher than usual numbers due to humid, warm weather, raising concerns about related diseases, particularly West Nile virus in humans. “It certainly seems … anecdotal that it’s an important year for mosquitoes,” said … Read more

More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in DuPage County, leading to health advisory – NBC Chicago

DuPage County residents are being asked to take precautions to protect against West Nile virus following an increase in mosquito samples that tested positive. In a press release, the DuPage County health department revealed an increase in mosquito samples that tested positive for the virus, but a specific number of samples remain unclear. Statewide, 408 … Read more

NYC Sprays These Boroughs on Tuesday – NBC New York

Mosquitoes be warned: New York City says your days are numbered. The city’s health department on Tuesday sprayed two boroughs with adulticide, a pesticide used to kill adult mosquitoes. Officials are targeting neighborhoods in Queens and Staten Island this week. The crews start spraying around 8:30 pm and continue until Wednesday around 6:00 am. These … Read more

West Nile Virus Reported in 7 Counties of Illinois, Chicago Area – NBC Chicago

The Illinois Department of Health reported Thursday that at least seven counties in the state have reported positive cases of West Nile virus in mosquitoes. The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois in 2022 were reported in Roselle, DuPage County, in May. Now the virus has been confirmed in mosquitoes … Read more

Heavy rain in the Edmonton area has led to ‘many mosquitoes hatching’: pest expert – Edmonton

After the heavy amount of rain that fell in Edmonton and the surrounding area last week, it’s time to get the mosquito repellent out of the closet. This year, the mosquito population has been relatively low so far. But after the area around Edmonton received about 65 millimeters of rain over a 72-hour period last … Read more

Spring Showers Bring May Mosquitoes to Saskatchewan – Regina

Late snowfall and two consecutive weeks of high humidity have created some nice mosquito breeding grounds in Saskatchewan. “There is now water in places that haven’t been wet in about five years of dry weather,” said Ryan Johnston, the pest control supervisor for the city of Regina. Read more: Residents react to tornado in southern … Read more