mosquitoes

ATHENS, Greece | Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

ATHENS, Greece— It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs. … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

WISCONSIN | Heavy rains lead to increased mosquito populations – some tips to help control them

MADISON, WISCONSIN — An unusual amount of rainfall in Wisconsin has resulted in lots of standing water in places that are normally dry.  Unfortunately for people, mosquito larvae, sometimes called wrigglers, develop in standing water, so their populations have surged over the last few weeks. Mosquitoes can develop in flood water but also in surprisingly … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Heavy rains lead to increased mosquito populations – some tips to help control them

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County

St. Louis, MO (STL.NEWS)  Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been discovered in St. Louis County, although no human cases have been reported this year, according to the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health. “Positive mosquito tests are a reminder that preventative measures are important,” said Dr. Faisal Khan, director of the department. “Even … Continue reading Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County