The long winter and wet spring will make for a rough mosquito season
You may not have liked the snowy winter and rainy spring - but mosquitoes are loving it. UW Madison entomologist Phil Pelliterri says standing water in roadside ditches are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes - some of which carry the West Nile Virus. In Green Bay, twice as much snow fell this winter than last. And the melting, plus the recent rains, make for excellent breeding conditions.