A government agency is hunting mosquitoes and is looking for help.

FOX's Pat O'Neill has the details:

Amid concerns over Zika, the government wants to know more about the mosquitoes that spread the virus and where they are.

The Agriculture Department is expanding its invasive mosquito project. But because of limited funds, it's looking for volunteers. It's recruiting high school students and science teachers to collect mosquito eggs in their communities and upload the data to an online map.

The real-time information about hot spots should help researchers and mosquito controllers respond.

A USDA official coordinating the project also hopes to adapt the plan for middle schools, scout troops and gardening clubs and make mosquito surveys as common as public bird-counts are for conservation groups.

Pat O'Neill, FOX News.

(AP Photo/Danica Coto, File)
(AP Photo/Danica Coto, File)

There's movement in Congress on money to fight the Zika virus, but it may not be enough to get everyone on the same page.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:

Lawmakers are expressing urgency to get a Zika-response plan in place before the height of mosquito season:

(Rogers) "We've got to address it as quickly as we can."

House Appropriations Committee chairman Republican Hal Rogers is out with a $622 million funding bill, but that is well short of the nearly $2 billion request from the White House.

The House measure would fund mosquito control and Zika vaccine efforts through the fiscal year ending in September. The plan calls for spending unused Ebola money and other redirected funds, instead of authorizing new spending.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.