LS STREET PUDDLES (#1, 3:13)
LS OF TREES AND
MS SWARM OF MOSQUITOES
(#1, 7:02) [:06]
CU EDWARDSVILLE SIGN
(#2, 4:16) [:03]
MS MOSQUITOES AROUND THE LIGHT (#2, 9:13)
CU BACKYARD POND (#1, 10:21)
LS KYLE AT BIRDBATH (#1, 13:19)
CU TO LS OF BACKYARD POND
LS TIPPING BIRDBATH
MS JIM BARTON (#2, 10:18)
KEY GRAPHIC: JIM BARTON, EDWARDSVILLE RESIDENT
CU OF TOWELS (#1, 20:15)
MS STAND UP BY TORCH
KEY GRAPHIC: KYLE RIEBELING< REPORTER
SCHUELER: Some might say, we've needed the rain over the last couple days, but the midday and evening showers have created nesting grounds for mosquitoes.
While there have been no reported cases of West Nile in
Madison county this year, sample tests taken from birds, have turned out
positive in St. Clair county, Washington county, and St. Charles
county. This illustration
shows the spread of the
There were 60 human cases of West Nile in
…residents are advised to take the necessary precautions, to avoid mosquitoes from breeding in their backyards and around the neighborhood.
Mosquitoes nest in still water locations around the neighborhood, like bird bathes and small backyard ponds. Residents are advised to empty anything retaining water every 3 to 5 days
BARTON NQ: “Last year a friend…”
OUT Q: “…just got really sick..” (10:27)
SCHUELER: Large bodies of water, like cougar lake, can be swarmed with mosquitoes, and should only be approached when properly defended with bug repellant.
RIEBELING: There are many simple steps one can take to avoid mosquitoes. For example lighting citronella candles like these or by using bug repellents such as these containing deet. Reporting for Mark Schueler, I’m Kyle Riebeling.