Health

Mouse in Escondido Tests Positive for Hantavirus

| 10:36 AM

A western harvest mouse collected in Escondido has tested positive for hantavirus. County officials are reminding people to never sweep or vacuum up after wild rodents if they find them in living spaces, but to use “wet cleaning” instead.

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Brush Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus in Julian

| 12:50 PM

A brush mouse in Julian has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus. County officials remind people to never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in their living spaces.

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crane fly

They’re Back! Spring is Crane Fly Season in San Diego County

| 11:34 AM

San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but in San Diego County in the spring we have crane flies! Especially after wet winters like the one we’ve just had. Crane flies look like giant mosquitoes, but they’re not. Some people think they eat mosquitoes, but they don’t. So, what are they?

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The Man to Bug About Bugs

| 4:16 PM

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.