More Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus in CT
Great, so you're telling me I have to not only get anxiety about ticks, but mosquitoes
again, too? I have enough things to worry about Mother Nature! - Tony
The first signs of West Nile Virus have been detected in Connecticut and now officials are telling residents to beware of mosquitoes.
The first infected mosquitoes
have been found in Bridgeport
and state entomologist Dr. Theodore Andriotis says the spring rains and flooding have brought a bumper crop of mosquitoes.
“Right now we are experiencing tremendous numbers of mosquitoes,” said Andriotis. “As of today, we have trapped and tested over 112,000 just for the month of June. That’s nearly as many as we did all last year.”
Just by their sheer numbers, it’s more likely mosquitoes will be infected and they’ll be biting, says Andriotis. This is the weekend to start outdoor protection with insect repellant.
For more information on the West Nile Virus
and what you can do to prevent mosquitoes bites, visit www.ct.gov/mosquito