Clarke Mosquito Control will conduct spray treatment Wednesday, July 25 in Wheaton.
West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes continues to increase in Illinois, causing mosquito control workers concern about human infections, even though none have been reported in Illinois this year, according to a press release from the City of Wheaton. According to an interactive map displaying incidents of positive and negative findngs of West Nile Virus in the area, the virus was found in some mosquitoes trapped in Wheaton last week. The DuPage County Health Department reported in May finding the first mosquitoes carrying the virus, the finding came earlier than in the previous year. The warm weather earlier in the year was attributed as one reason for the early finding. Low rainfall in the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District prevented …
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in traps in Wheaton last week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Lack of rain and hot temperatures have created a perfect breeding environment for the mosquitoes that spread the West Nile virus. The virus was found in some mosquitoes trapped in Wheaton last week. The DuPage County Health Department is warning residents to take extra precautions as “we are entering a period of high risk for West Nile virus infection in humans,” according to the Health Department. While mosquitoes known to breed in “floodwaters” have been eliminated due to the heat and high temperatures, those same conditions create a perfect breeding environment for the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, the Health Department said. The Culex mosquitoes are the main carriers of West Nile virus. “The hot summer temperatures, which are …