High numbers of mosquitoes now

Mosquito trapping started in Dane County and the Madison area last week. 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 for this week, with an average of 1826 mosquitoes per trap.  This compares with 300 per trap, the previous record for these trap locations.  Use personal protection, including a good repellent, to reduce risks.