Mosquitoes are poised to be the biggest party crashers of the summer.
The torrents of rain that fell in May and the above-average temperaturespredicted for June and July are perfect conditions for a bumper crop of buzzing bugs. It’s not welcome news. Illnesses caused by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks more than tripled in the United States since 2004, according to a report released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And more people have concerns about the West Nile and Zika viruses.