Tag: mosquitos

Mosquito season

Mosquito season
Here we are in the heart of summer, and  the gardens are  lush. Daylilies, beebalm and milkweeds are blooming. Tomatoes are thriving in the sun. And for now, the extreme heat and humidity have passed.  How wonderful it is to sit outside. And now,  here come the mosquitos!  Not just a  nuisance, mosquitos can be  carriers of many diseases–among them,... Read more »

West Nile Virus is Back

West Nile Virus is Back
Yes! Warm weather is coming, and that means  more outdoor activity, and those pesky mosquitos.  Did you know that Chicago is the no.2 mosquito city in the United States?  According to this report from Orkin,  Atlanta is   no. 1, followed by Chicago. But mosquitos are more than minor irritations.  They can be  disease vectors. Malaria,... Read more »