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4 months ago
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Brunswick Co. crews gear up for mosquito season

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.
First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County
2 years ago
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First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County

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.
Bloodsuckers take over Cape Fear Museum
2 years ago
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Bloodsuckers take over Cape Fear Museum

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.
Recent rain means more mosquitoes, less chance to spray
2 years ago
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Recent rain means more mosquitoes, less chance to spray

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.
ONLY ON 3: As West Nile Virus outbreak grows, Wilmington expert weighs in on reasons why
3 years ago
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ONLY ON 3: As West Nile Virus outbreak grows, Wilmington expert weighs in on reasons why

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.
Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death
3 years ago
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Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death

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.
NC equine owners urged to talk about vaccination
3 years ago
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NC equine owners urged to talk about vaccination

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.
Last month’s flooding leaves itchy legacy: Mosquitoes
5 years ago
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Last month’s flooding leaves itchy legacy: Mosquitoes

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.
Mosquitoes out in full force for summer
5 years ago
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Mosquitoes out in full force for summer

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.
Mosquito season off to early start
5 years ago
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Mosquito season off to early start

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.