Mosquitoes

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West Nile Fears Prompt Additional Mosquito Spraying in St. Louis County

County officials say recent rains and this week’s humid forecast adds a degree of danger.

09/05/2012

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Kirkwood Woman is County’s First Probable West Nile Case

St. Louis County had two confirmed human West Nile cases last year.

09/04/2012

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Illinois Reports 1st Human West Nile Case Of Year

Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.

07/24/2012

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Illegally Discarded Tires In East STL Could Attract Mosquitoes

The illegal tire dumping industry is booming in East St. Louis, but that’s bad news for the people who actually live there.

06/05/2012

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Could Be In For an Itchy Year

St. Louis County mosquito control has already started their war on the pesky insects.

04/02/2012

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Early Spring Brings Mosquitoes and Ticks

The warmer weather means ticks are getting hungry, so check yourself or your family members if you’re spending a lot of time outside.

03/21/2012

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Warm Weather Means More Bugs

An MU researcher says the bug bites and allergens are starting about two to three weeks ahead of schedule this year.

03/20/2012

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Dry Weather Breeding Ground For Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile

Mosquitoes carrying west Nile like to breed in stagnant water, which is more prevalent in hot, dry conditions.

08/08/2011

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Biology Prof Expects High Mosquito Numbers

The mosquito population is exploding in flooded parts of the state, but they’re not the kind that carry the West Nile virus.

07/08/2011

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Positive West Nile Mosquitoes Found in St. Louis Co.

Mosquitoes with West Nile have been found in communities ranging from Lemay in the southern part of the county to Florissant.

06/23/2011

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