Asian Tiger mosquito
Elected officials and health experts on Long Island are calling for the federal government’s help in fighting a breed of mosquito known for carrying the potentially deadly dengue fever virus.
New Jersey is under attack – not by annoying but harmless cicadas, but by a truly nasty creature that will buzzes and bites with fury.
With all the recent rain, North Jersey is a perfect breeding ground. And experts said the Asian tiger doesn’t need much space.
It’s tricky business trying to tame a tiger — the Asian tiger mosquito, that is. The daytime biting, disease-carrying vector first turned up in Rockland County last summer, and it’s feared that the mild winter spared many eggs.
Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.
New York City has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus. CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reports there’s a growing number of mosquitoes testing positive for the virus and the city has a plan to deal with the problem.