The wet weather we’ve experienced over the last week has brought out some unwanted insects.
There are typically more mosquitoes outside after a rainy day because they have more water sources.
They’re attracted to standing water because that is where mosquitoes lay eggs.
To avoid mosquitoes in your yard, make sure there is no standing water.
They also tend to come out more in the evening and at night when the sun goes down.
Mosquitoes samples taken from all Western Massachusetts counties have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
- Mosquitoes in all four western Mass counties test positive for West Nile virus
- Mosquitoes in Greenfield test positive for West Nile virus
- What you need to know about West Nile virus
- Wet weather conditions ideal for mosquitoes
- Protecting yourself from West Nile Virus
- West Nile Virus threat level raised from low to moderate in West Springfield
- Mosquitoes in Holyoke, Chicopee test positive for West Nile virus