Mowing dry detention basins makes mosquito problems worse, team finds

22 julio 2015

A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with ‘dry’ water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of wetland plants in basins that failed to drain properly led to a boom in populations of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can carry and transmit the deadly virus, researchers report.img src=»″ height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/