West Nile In Connecticut

2019 Connecticut Mosquito Report Each year around this time I post about the Connecticut Agricultural Experimentation Station (CAES) and their findings for the year. This amazing organization started in 1875 making it the oldest agricultural experiment station in the United States. Since CAESs’ inception they have accomplished many extraordinary initiatives which helped to improve farming, […]

Why Do Mosquitoes Love Me?!

Why Do These Mosquitoes Love Me So Much?! What is about humans that make us so attractive to mosquitoes? In this blog we are going to explore this question by looking at some scientific studies recently conducted on this subject. Are you the type of person who gets attacked by mosquitoes the second you walk […]

Third CT Resident Positive For West Nile

Three CT Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus If you have been following the news lately then you know there have been 3 cases of humans testing positive for the West Nile Virus, the last of which was in Southington. I have been sharing the story and all of it’s updates since the first […]

West Nile Virus In Connecticut 2018

West Nile Virus In Connecticut 2018 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes found in several Connecticut towns. Each year The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station traps, identifies, and tests mosquitoes for viruses such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, Zika Virus, and Jamestown Canyon Virus. Scientists conduct a statewide surveillance program annually. Research identified the […]

Ticks & Mosquitoes…All Types of Diseases

TICK & MOSQUITOE BORNE DISEASES….TOO MANY TO LIST With the warm weather comes pool parties, cookouts, back-yard games, camping, and unfortunately ticks and mosquitoes. We all see the news about Lyme disease, Zika Virus, Powassan and all the other countless diseases that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit, so what do we do about it? There […]

Mosquito Season

MOSQUITOES ARE STILL BITING! This has been a peculiar year temperature wise, but even though it’s cooler out the ticks and mosquitoes are still very active. With all the different diseases out there, West Nile, Zika, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, we need to protect our yards right up to the end of the season. Make sure […]

Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

Mosquitoes can carry many different diseases including Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Malaria and now the Zika virus, which makes it even more important to eliminate breeding areas around your home and property. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water; the better you are at eliminating these areas the smaller mosquito population […]