Mosquitos

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Chicago Seeing A Boon Of Dragonflies

The dragonfly population in the Chicago area has exploded in recent days, and one local expert said it’s likely tied to the large mosquito population.

08/04/2015

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Weather Not Ideal For Mosquito Abatement

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s David Zazra says it’s not your imagination: the influx is worse than usual.

07/08/2015

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

West Nile Virus Detected In Skokie

A batch of mosquitos in Skokie has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, making it the fourth Chicago suburb to detect the disease this year.

07/06/2015

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June’s Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of Mosquitos

This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.

06/30/2015

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IU Scientist Looking For Better Way To Kill Mosquitos

Inside a lab at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Molly Duman-Scheel has been killing mosquitoes by the thousands.

06/09/2015

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

Warm Weather To Bring More Mosquitos, But Cool Weekend To Hamper Growth

The next couple weeks could be a bit of a roller coaster ride for mosquito activity in the Chicago area.

05/27/2015

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Expert: Mosquito Population Rising Due To Warm Weather, Rain

The good news: the mosquitos collected so far this year are disease-free.

06/04/2014

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City Sprays For Mosquitos On South, Northwest Sides

Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.

07/17/2013

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

Flood Waters, Warmer Temps Could Bring More Mosquitoes

The cooler spring so far means mosquito season has been delayed, but with the recent floods and warming temperatures, your back yard could soon be a haven for the buzzing, bloodsucking pests.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

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Cases Of West Nile Spike In Illinois

The pace of West Nile virus is picking up dramatically in Illinois.

08/29/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Spraying Continues In Effort To Contain West Nile Virus

Officials were spraying to kill mosquitos in Skokie on Wednesday, as part of a continuing effort to contain the spread of the West Nile Virus.

08/15/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

West Nile Mosquitoes Could Be Big Problem This Year

Experts have warned 2012 could be a bad year for West Nile — and it is.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Hot, Dry Weather Has West Nile Mosquitos Out Early

The common house mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus, are out in full force about three weeks early, because of a warm winter and the current hot and relatively dry conditions, which promote their development.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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Record July Rain Brings Crop Of Mosquitoes

Record rainfall levels in July could leave Chicago area residents itching.

08/12/2011