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The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (file/credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Under Attack From Asian Tiger Mosquito

New Jersey is under attack – not by annoying but harmless cicadas, but by a truly nasty creature that will buzzes and bites with fury.

06/24/2013

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Will More Mosquitoes Mean More West Nile Virus This Year?

Between Superstorm Sandy and a very rainy June, it is shaping up to be an epic season for mosquitoes. But will that mean a lot more of the potentially deadly West Nile virus?

06/17/2013

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Mosquitoes, Ticks Invading Post-Sandy Long Island

It may be time to brace for an uptick in blood-sucking ticks and mosquitoes this season, and some experts on Long Island have blamed the expected surge on Superstorm Sandy.

05/29/2013

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Cicadas Return To New Jersey After 17 Years Just In Time For Memorial Day

They’ve been spotted in Tenafly, Wayne, Colonia, Fanwood, Mendham, and Montclair.

05/23/2013

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Westchester County Offering Free Fish To Help Control Mosquito Population

The Westchester County Health Department is giving away fathead minnows for residents to use in ornamental ponds, which could become breeding sites for mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus.

05/10/2013

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Health Officials: Sandy Rebuilding Poses Mosquito Risk In NJ

The state Department of Health said the storm has left behind wet debris piles and depressions from fallen trees. Mosquitoes will breed in standing water.

05/07/2013

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Greenwich Lifts Outdoor Activity Ban As Mosquito Population Dwindles

The town of Greenwich has lifted its ban on outdoor activities at dawn and dusk, the times during the hot weather when mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus are most apt to bite.

10/09/2012

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Greenwich Orders Parks Close Early To Help Prevent Spread Of West Nile

Greenwich has ordered all parks, playgrounds and golf courses close a half hour before dusk after more mosquitoes were found with the virus in Mianus River Park. Parks will not reopen until a half hour after dawn.

09/18/2012

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Parts Of Upper West Side To Be Sprayed For West Nile Virus

Parts of Manhattan will be sprayed on Friday to combat the spread of West Nile Virus. The city’s health commissioner said it’s expected that there will be a big jump in the number of people infected with West Nile coming in the next few weeks.

08/29/2012

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Conn. Medical Expert Warns Human West Nile Cases Likely

At least 40 towns and cities in Connecticut already have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

08/16/2012

Parks across Long Island have been closed because of mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile Virus. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island On Alert After High Number Of Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Long Island is on alert after reports that historically high numbers of mosquitoes are testing positive for the dangerous and deadly West Nile Virus.

07/27/2012

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Connecticut State Entomologist Sounds West Nile Warning

Dr. Theodore Andreadis said the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in 13 towns in lower Fairfield County.

07/26/2012

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West Nile Virus Forces Partial Closure Of Smithtown Park

Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

07/24/2012

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Upper West Side Residents Demand City Take Action Against Sewer-Bred Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.

05/18/2012

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Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

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