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Florida Mosquito Population Hits Six-Year High

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.

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How Aerial Drones From Gainesville Are Getting Involved In Mosquito Warfare

By on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

In an effort to combat mosquitoes, a South Florida group is turning to aerial drones from a Gainesville company to scout out possible breeding grounds.

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West Nile virus detected in two sentinel chickens in Alachua County

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

Making its way across North Florida, the West Nile virus has now been detected in two Alachua County chickens.

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Alachua County Commission discusses mosquito infestation

By on August 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Mosquitoes are widely considered pests that can cause some trouble. But now they are being considered a health threat as they can carry viruses like West Nile. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks has the story of the scope of the […]

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West Nile human case shows up in Jacksonville

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

Alachua County Health officials are encouraging citizens to take extra precautions against mosquitoes as Jacksonville has recently reported its first human case of the West Nile virus. Alachua County Health Department’s Environmental Health Director Anthony Dennis believes risks of transmission have increased within […]

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Columbia county mosquito spraying

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Columbia County will undergo aerial mosquito spraying later this week.  The aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby has facilitated rapid breeding for mosquitos in the area. Columbia County Health Department Public Information Officer Harvey Campbell says mosquito spraying occurs annually no […]

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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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