They make us itch, turn our skin red and make us retreat inside during the warmest time of the year. They're mosquitoes and they are headed our way.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has confirmed the death of a horse in Brunswick County earlier this month was the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the State for 2013.
They’re tiny, they'll make you itch, and they want to suck your blood. The newest addition to the Cape Fear Museum is the Attack of the Bloodsuckers Exhibit.
New Hanover County Senior Environmental Health Program Specialist David Jenkins says the more rain we get, the more flooding we get, which causes more eggs to hatch. That, of course, means more mosquitoes taking that want to take a bite out of you.
In the past few weeks, numbers of those who have been infected or died from West Nile Virus have soared. WWAY spoke with a local expert on infectious diseases to find out more.
Nationwide, the number of West Nile cases is on the rise. More than 390 have been reported this year. That's the most since 2004.
Horse owners across North Carolina are being advised to discuss their annual vaccination procedures with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases.
We are still feeling the effects of all that rain that ended nearly three weeks ago. The flooding hatched all the mosquito eggs on the ground, and they are swarming.
It's the first day of summer, and mosquitoes are out in full force. But budget cuts this year combined with higher bug populations may mean more bites than you bargained for.
Here's something to scratch about. Mosquito season started two weeks early this year. Brunswick County mosquito biologists say that's because we had an especially wet winter this year.