Experts predict buggy summer across the US
They are coming out all over the U.S. with a vengeance this summer according to bug experts.
The city of New Orleans has reported an elevated number of mosquitoes this year, and so have many cities in northeast Illinois, as well as St. Paul, Minn., where pest control workers have reported a 50 percent increase in call volume.
Mike Deutsch, an urban Entomologist said “We are bracing for a major bug war, if you will. It all depends on how the summer is. If the summer is really hot and there is a lot of moisture like there has been the last month or so, the population of insects is going to be out of control. There are certain species entomologists and exterminators are looking out for, the Asian tiger mosquito for one is a very aggressive version of mosquito that bites during the day. One of the biggest concerns of having extra mosquitoes around this summer is the possible increase in numbers of West Nile Virus cases.
Do your part, take an active role in eliminating bug’s breeding grounds which usually involves water collection sites. Dominick Ninivaggi, superintendent of Mosquito Vector Control for Suffolk County, Long Island, says, “It is important to try and get rid of any standing water, particularly after a rain. Get rid of any buckets, birdbaths, anything that has picked up water because these mosquitoes can breed in a paper cup or even a bottle cap.” Ninivaggi says mosquitoes aren’t the only blood-sucking predators they are worried about. “We are also seeing an increase in certain species of ticks. Ticks in the Northeast are a big problem, with the transmission of lime disease and certain other tick-borne diseases. The mild winter seems to be giving us a super crop of the ticks as well.”
In Colorado high bug populations breaking cars down. Your radiator and AC condensers are behind your grill. What happens is your air conditioning doesn’t work and then your engine starts to overheat. Tow truck drivers are seeing more and more instances of this because of an abnormally high amount of bugs near the highway. They’re clogging people’s radiators which leads to engine overheating.
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