Kansas program monitors mosquitoes carrying disease
June 30, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gary Larson says he's caught many mosquitoes near northern Shawnee County's Elmont Elementary School in a wooded area with plenty of vegetation and standing water.
"We like to put mosquito traps in a target-rich environment and this has been a pretty good one," the Shawnee County Health Agency employee said this past week.
Larson works with a new county program that monitors the presence of mosquitoes capable of spreading disease, The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2rYjMyI ) reported.
The health agency catches mosquitoes at six sites countywide to be tested for...