CHICAGO (CBS) — The next couple weeks could be a bit of a roller coaster ride for mosquito activity in the Chicago area.
Wet weather followed by warmer temperatures provides the perfect incubator for mosquito larvae.
“With the warmer temperatures, the mosquito larvae mature faster, so we should be seeing some adult activity in the next couple of days,” said Douglas Wright, general manager of the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District.
However, with cooler temperatures in the forecast this weekend, there could be a slowdown as well.
Crews have been out performing inspections since mid-April, and already have come up with a positive result for West Nile virus in the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District.
“It’s a little early at this time for that, but as the temperature warms, we’re expecting to see more positive mosquito batches for West Nile,” he said.