The mosquitoes have been hungry this year, and it seems there are more than ever. The media is full of reports on West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and neighborhood spraying. Nearly 1,600 people have gotten West Nile Virus (WNV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 66 people died; almost half from Texas.
A report from station KIAH TV in Houston, Texas, suggested plants be used as natural insect repellents as our grandparents did. [more]
To read a report on WNV and EEE cases in RI, click here.