Tag: mosquitoes

October 3, 2019

Experts take stock of West Nile lessons

West Nile virus was first detected in the United States in 1999, and it quickly spread from New York across the continent, into Canada and Mexico and then to Central...

May 31, 2018

WSB: In dwindling forest, caribou lay low to avoid biting flies

As the timber industry cuts into the boreal habitat of threatened woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Canadian law shields the species from hunting, but the caribou have little protection against...

September 6, 2016

More stress for birds means higher chances of West Nile virus

Birds that have more of the stress hormone corticosterone are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that can carry West Nile virus, according to a new study. “This particular...