Tag Archives: mosquito

County experiences first sign of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the summer

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Alachua County officials are monitoring the mosquito population after one of the county’s sentinel chickens was found to have eastern equine encephalitis.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green Townsend spoke with Environmental Health Director for the Alachua County Health Department, Anthony Dennis, who says [...]

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Mosquitoes….pesky but important in nature

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Swarms of mosquitoes are the latest hardship facing North Florida residents as they clean up after Tropical Storm Debby.  Now a mosquito spraying task force has been activated by the state to provide relief requested by several counties.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Mosquito boom follows Debby flooding

By on July 11th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Even in Gainesville, which missed the heaviest rains from Tropical Storm Debby, the standing water in retention ponds, woodland & swampy areas has led to a boom in the mosquito population.  WUFT-TV’s Liana Charles reports.

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Gainesville amps up battle against mosquitos

By on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

People in North Florida are warned to keep themselves protected as the mosquito populations continue to grow. The City of Gainesville Mosquito Control program is dealing with pools of standing water left after Tropical Storm Debby causing the mosquito population to [...]

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