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Dallas gardeners perceive mixed impacts of mosquito spraying

For us who lived through the summer of 2012 in north Texas, this year might well be remembered as the “Year of the Mosquito”.  A perfect storm of weather and ecological conditions conspired this year to make it the worst year ever for West Nile virus transmission in Texas, and the second-worst year nationwide.  There were more WNV cases this summer in Dallas County (388) than any previous year (the previous worst year was 104 cases in 2006). On the other hand, for many residents of Dallas and surrounding… Read More →