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Published: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Mosquito infestation has Oregon town's residents buzzing

BANDON, Ore. -- A mosquito infestation in Bandon, Ore., has residents buzzing about the restoration of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
The Oregonian reported the $10 million marsh restoration by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been created a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Stores have run out of repellant, and for the first time in its 14 years of operation, the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort sprayed insecticide on its golf courses.
About 420 acres of marshes are being restored in the wildlife refuge that had been diked and turned into farmland. The restoration is creating habitat for salmon and shorebirds.
Scientists have identified five species of mosquitoes also finding a home there, but none are associated with West Nile or other potentially dangerous viruses.
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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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