Is Mosquito Season Already Underway?Janay Rickwalder
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
While many people are delighted that this has been another mild
winter, the higher-than-normal temperatures across select parts of
the country, especially the west coast, are starting to have
an effect on pest populations such as mosquitoes.
In fact, the recent warm weather in California's North Valley has
already brought out this
As a result, officials across the United States have started
taking the necessary steps to prepare for another potentially
dangerous West Nile
virus season. In Dallas, the County Commissioners Court
recently approved a $350,000
contract to provide 24 additional mosquito traps each week,
along with mosquito spraying services for 5,000 miles each year.
Meanwhile, residents in Riverside, CA will get a second chance to
vote whether they want to pay a small annual fee to improve
mosquito control services.