University of Wisconsin–Madison

High numbers of mosquitoes

Mosquito trapping started in Dane County and the Madison area in June. With all the rain in May and warmer temperatures, the mosquito season got off to a strong start.  We trapped the highest overall numbers ever, with an average of 1826 mosquitoes per trap early in the season.  This compares with 300 per trap, the previous record for these trap locations.  Use personal protection, including a good repellent, to reduce risks.