Trapped mosquito numbers high in rural areas but culex species low

(Fremont County, Wyo.) - This week Fremont County Weed and Pest reports very high numbers of mosquitoes caught in rural areas, however the Culex numbers continued to stay low in most areas. All culex were tested for WNV (with the exception of the rural Lander trap which had 2 pools of 40 culex tested) and none of the six Fremont County pools tested positive for WNV. The tests indicate that there is less West Nile Virus activity in the Lander area than last week as those tests indicated there may be some West Nile Virus activity in Lander. The City of Riverton was not able to trap Tuesday night due to a lack of dry ice. They will be trapping as soon as possible and will count, sort and test those mosquitoes later this week or early next week. #county10 #news