7:16 am
Thu July 3, 2014

First West Nile Infected Mosquitoes Found in State

Two people in Michigan died in 2013 after being infected by West Nile Virus
SAGINAW, MI - Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus have been found in Saginaw County. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, tests conducted on Wednesday, July 2, confirmed the presence of the virus among mosquitoes collected in Saginaw County. The mosquitoes were collected in mid-June, according to health officials.
6:49 am
Mon June 16, 2014

"Brutal" Season of Mosquitoes and Ticks Predicted in Michigan

Winter's heavy snowfall was beneficial to some bugs such as ticks
If it feels as though you cant go out in the yard without getting covered in bug bites, youre not alone. Experts say Michigan is in for a brutal season for blood-sucking ticks and mosquitoes, which raises the risk of certain illnesses. Other bugs, such as bees, wasps, mayflies and spiders have returned to Metro Detroit as well.
9:31 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Wet spring allows mosquito population to flourish

April flooding provided many breeding grounds for mosquitoes
A combination of this spring's record rainfalls and high temperatures has created the perfect conditions for a flourishing mosquito population in West Michigan - just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer outdoor season.