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 issue, and what Alachua County is planning to do about it.[audio:http://www.wuft.org.media/audio/MosquitoWrapCoreyB.mp3]
With rising spring temperatures, wildlife officials are warning of increased activity from the American alligator — and they're giving tips for how to avoid conflicts: swimming in designated areas, keeping dogs on leashes, and maintaining a distance when an alligator is spotted.