With the news that samples of mosquitoes from Pittsburgh’s West End tested positive for West Nile Virus, local health officials have taken action.
When it rains and water ponds, mosquitos breed faster than ever.
The Allegheny County Health Department says they’re actively testing mosquitos for West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Virus.
Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs
Mosquitoes and ticks are a nuisance, but even worse, they can spread diseases like West Nile and Lyme. Now, some types of those insects are responsible for carrying new diseases — chikungunya and Powassan.
The Pennsylvania Health Department issued an alert about a special type of virus being spread by mosquitoes.
A new study suggests that DEET, a mosquito repellent, may not be effective in the long run, but local experts argue otherwise.
A disease affecting the bat population could lead to an increase in mosquitoes this summer.
A Bucks County resident is the state’s first person to die from West Nile virus this year, according to state officials.
Summer is known for many things: baseball, fireworks and unfortunately, mosquitoes.
The Allegheny County Health Department and Department of Environmental Protection will spray for mosquitoes Tuesday evening in some neighborhoods.
The recent weather has been so warm that groundhogs like Phil may wake up earlier this winter. The same goes for deer, skunks and raccoons. Those are some of the findings from a study at Cornell University.
Summer means time outdoors, and time outdoors can be shared with mosquitoes. How much do you know about these pesky pests?