Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Chicago's North SuburbsThe Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois so far this year.
Scientists: Freezing Cold Winter Could Mean Much Fewer Bugs In SummerAs many states are still digging out from the frigid "bomb cyclone," some are looking for the possible bright side of a brutal winter: less bugs in the summer.
City To Spray For Mosquitoes For First Time, Targeting Far South SideChicago will spray to kill adult mosquitoes for the first time Wednesday, targeting an area on the Far South Side.
After Flood, Expect MosquitoesThe floodwaters reached places they had never been, and the Lake County Health Department warns mosquitoes won’t be far behind.
DuPage County May Start Killing Mosquitoes In Forest PreservesWith West Nile virus being a possibility, the Forest Preserve in the county plans to spray adulticides in certain situations.
A Benefit To Cold Weather: Slower Mosquito GrowthThe cool, wet weather this spring has provided plenty of breeding grounds for mosquitoes, but it hasn’t been warm enough for them to really start biting.
Rain Barrels Could Become Mosquito Breeding Grounds If Not Installed Properly, Expert WarnsRain barrels have become popular in the Chicago area to save money on water bills when watering lawns and gardens but an expert warns that, if not installed properly or taken care of, could become mosquito breeding grounds.
Chicago Seeing A Boon Of DragonfliesThe 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.
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In PlainfieldWill County is one of 23 Illinois counties to report West Nile virus activity as of Wednesday, health officials say.
Weather Not Ideal For Mosquito AbatementThe North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s David Zazra says it’s not your imagination: the influx is worse than usual.
West Nile Virus Detected In SkokieA 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.
June's Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of MosquitosThis 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.