Phil Nixon

FLAMINGO, FL - AUGUST 12:  The a female mosquito begins to bite the photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva. During the summer, the Everglades closes its camping facilities almost entirely because of the onslaught of mosquitoes. Traps are put up throughout Flamingo where 250,000 mosquitoes a day are collected.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Floods Raise Mosquito Population, Not West Nile Virus

University of Illinois entomologist says the species that carry West Nile virus is more likely to breed in dry weather.

06/18/2015

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Mosquitoes Multiply Quicker During Drought

The pests and the diseases they carry can actually be worse during a drought.

07/17/2012