Monday, June 25, 2012
Huntley Mosquito Spraying Begins
Aside from being itchy nuisances mosquitoes can be a vector for West Nile virus. IDPH hasn't reported any human cases yet but they've found the virus in birds and mosquito traps in both Cook and DuPage counties this year. “With hot weather forecasted for this week, we anticipate increased West Nile virus activity across the state," said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck. "Typically when temperatures increases, so do mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile disease.”
In the pic: A culex mosquito, the kind that carries West Nile virus.