(AP) Ń A Purdue University entomology professor says if Indiana’s mild
weather continues the state could see more mosquitoes and ticks this year.
Hill tells The (Bloomington) Herald-Times that mild winter temperatures
combined with a warm and wet early spring could mean early and prolific
mosquitoes and ticks. She says that’s barring any dramatic change in the
upcoming weather forecast.
Service meteorologist Andrew White says above average temperatures but below
average precipitation is on tap in the state for the next few months.
Temperatures are forecast to reach 70 on Friday.
entomologists think the insects may “appear a week or two earlier than they
have in other years.”
Early spring rains
establish mosquito breeding grounds and ticks emerge earlier during warm,