mosquito http://wxpr.org en Mosquito Madness, Even in Autumn? http://wxpr.org/post/mosquito-madness-even-autumn <p>Despite several nights of frost in the past week, some Northern Wisconsin residents are still plagued by the telltale buzz of mosquitoes. &nbsp;How does a mosquito survive in cold temperatures?</p><p>Common knowledge holds that once nighttime temperatures dip into the 30s, mosquito populations drop off.&nbsp; But that didn’t seem to be happening last week. &nbsp;Susan Paskewitz, a mosquito expert at the University of Wisconsin Madison, says it’s possible most of the still-active mosquitoes are newly formed.</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8259 at http://wxpr.org Mosquito Madness, Even in Autumn? West Nile Turns Up in Oneida Co. http://wxpr.org/post/west-nile-turns-oneida-co <p>Oneida County health officials have detected West Nile virus in a dead crow.&nbsp; It’s the virus’s first appearance in the county this year. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Health director Linda Conlon says officials have regularly found the virus in previous years, and it’s a sign that residents should try to limit exposure to mosquito bites.</p><blockquote><p>“So what that means is the residents of Oneida county need to use more precaution when they’re outside and make sure that they utilize protective measures to prevent mosquito bites.”</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:53:16 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 5275 at http://wxpr.org West Nile Turns Up in Oneida Co.