(Reuters – September 27, 2012) – When Dr. Robert Haley spotted a dead blue jay lying in his neighbor’s driveway early this summer he became suspicious. When he saw another blue jay dead in the birdbath at his Dallas home the next morning, he knew it was a bad omen of disease. What he could … Read more
Florida Politic has featured stories about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease here, here, and here. We reported on Eastern Equine Encephalitis being detected in Alachua County here. Now, WJXT News in Jacksonville has reported that a Duval County woman has tested positive for West Nile Virus. Read about it at news4jax.com.
Florida Politic has featured articles about the possibility of mosquito swarms and mosquito-borne disease after tropical rains here, here, and here. On July, 16, 2012 the Gainesville Sun reported that Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in Alachua County and the risk of transmission to humans and animals has increased. Citizens in the area are … Read more
St. Johns County, Florida is reporting a 35% increase in mosquitoes throughout the past 2 weeks due to standing water. What are they doing about it? Read more at the St. Augustine Record.
A few days ago I wrote about recent rains in Florida and how all of the standing water means to be on the lookout for swarms of mosquitoes…well those pesky blood suckers are swarming now. Tropical storm Debby left the area on June 26, 2012 after dropping 11.35″ of rain on our yard (other areas … Read more
Several major rain events across Florida over the past couple of months has created a lot of standing water. And a lot standing water breeds swarms of mosquitoes. There are 80 species of mosquitoes that have been identified in Florida. There are more species in Florida than in any other state. 33 species of mosquitoes … Read more