Death on the Wing in the Summer of ’64

Let’s face it, this summer’s weather has been a godsend for mosquitoes! Over a foot of rain in June, combined with record heat in July, has been a recipe for disaster, at least comfort-wise. As summer wore on the now familiar news reports of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus or the even more dangerous Eastern Equine Encephalitis (“Triple E”) have become more commonplace. I believe state authorities even closed a portion of a popular state forest recently because of the threat of this latter disease. Continue reading