Radio Made in Michigan
1:49 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Swarms of mosquitoes have followed heavy spring flooding

MSU professor Ned Walker says heavy spring flooding this spring is creating a very severe mosquito population in Michigan.
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If you’ve been outside in the last few weeks, it's not hard to notice the swarms of attacking mosquitoes. The creepy buzzing in the ears, the itchy welts and the inordinate blood loss -- they all seem particularly bad this spring. Ned Walker, MSU entomology professor and an expert on the dastardly mosquito, talked with Current State host Mark Bashore about how bad it is and why.

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