Get ready for “buggy” spring — part two! If you think our recent wintry cold snap may have ended the increased numbers of bugs we’ve seen this spring, think again.
Even if you’ve never met Chris Conlan, you still might recognize him. That’s because the supervising vector ecologist has been the County’s most visible “bug and critter guy,” for the last 14 ½ years, doing hundreds of media interviews and appearing on your TV and in your newspapers. And it all started with a butterfly net.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved several actions to extend the life of local landfills and boost recycling Wednesday.
The County of San Diego’s Vector Control Program will drop its first batch of larvicide of the year on 48 rivers, streams, ponds and other waterways to kill mosquito larvae Wednesday. (Update 4/19/17: Conditions did not allow all sites to be treated Wednesday. Remaining sites will be treated Thursday.)
County of San Diego officials said Friday that mosquito prevention isn’t just about West Nile virus anymore — it’s also about Zika virus, and people need to dump out standing water around homes to protect themselves and their communities.
It’s that time of year. Spring is back, which means it’s time to roll up your sleeves and tackle those big cleaning projects around the house before the summer heat arrives! We’ve got five tips to help you make sure you clean thoroughly and keep you and your family safe year-round!
They look like giant mosquitoes, or daddy-longlegs with wings, and they fly like crazy bumper-car drivers, bouncing off walls, each other, ceilings and light sources. But they’re nothing to be afraid of. Meet the harmless crane fly!