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Seeing More Spiders? Here Are Tips To Get Rid Of Them

Our soggy spring and summer have left an unsightly, and for some, an unsettling, problem. The extra wet ground has caused an increase in bugs, centipedes and mosquitos.

08/08/2014

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With Snow Gone, The Battle Against Mosquitoes Begins

The snow is finally gone, which can only mean that it’s time to get ready for mosquito season. Helicopters with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District were already out and spraying for the pests on Tuesday.

04/23/2014

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In Case You Were Curious, This Is How Bugs Survive The Cold

Since insects don’t have the luxury of giant furry hats, scarves or mittens, they get creative to withstand the cold. While not all insects can tolerate the subzero temps, most have strategies to survive.

01/28/2014

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Mosquitoes Are Worse This Summer In Some Parts

The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual. Experts say it’s been a buggier-than-normal summer in many places around the U.S. because of a combination of drought, heavy rain and heat.

08/20/2013

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How To Keep A Bug-Free Garden

So as not to waste the hours you’ve put into your garden, WCCO asked Susie Bachman for the best ways to keep the bugs away. Aphids can suck the green part out of the plant, so Captain Jacks’ Deadbug is a great organic all-purpose insecticide. Bonide Eight isn’t organic, is another a great all-purpose insecticide.

07/20/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Bug Bites Itch?

Now that the weather is finally warm enough to head outside without a long-sleeved shirt or pants, the mosquitoes, ticks and black flies have appeared. That had us wondering: Why do bug bites itch?

06/18/2013

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With Spring’s Arrival, Bugs Are Out In Full Force

When you were wishing for warmer weather, you may have overlooked this small fact: Warm weather brings out the bugs. Right now, pest experts say they’re getting a lot of calls from homeowners about box elder bugs and carpenter ants.

04/29/2013

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Bad News: Bothersome Bugs Likely Survived The Brutal Spring

Just because we’ve had an extended winter this spring, doesn’t mean we’ll be bug-free when warmer weather does finally roll around.

04/23/2013

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Chef Insists Bugs Are Nutritious, Delicious

Scorpions, crickets and other insects are inching their way into America’s diets because, as it turns out, they can actually be good for you.

12/03/2012

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Bees Attack Day Care Kids In St. Paul

The St. Paul Fire Department says 11 daycare kids and two adults were walking along Mississippi River Boulevard late Wednesday morning when they were attacked by a swarm of bees.

09/19/2012

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Good Question: Why Are Bugs Attracted To Light?

We all know that bugs are even worse at night when the street lamps come on or the front porch light. So why are bugs attracted to light?

07/19/2012

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Cars, Sidewalks Covered In Mayfly Bugs In Hastings

Millions of dead mayflies created an incredible mess on several streets in Hastings Monday morning.

07/16/2012

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Best Ways To Banish Pests From Your Garden

Insects in your flower and vegetable gardens can be quite the pests, though some can also be helpful. Holly Wagner talked with Susie Bachman of Bachman’s Floral & Garden Center to get answers to your questions about bugs.

05/29/2012

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How To Combat Our Bug Boom

One of the few downsides to our mild winter is that more of those pesky bugs survived.

05/21/2012

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Teen Driver Swatting Bugs Ejected From Car

A teenage driver received non-life threatening injuries after rolling her vehicle and being ejected in Dent, Minn. Wednesday morning. The State Patrol says the driver said she was trying to swat at bugs in her Toyota Camry before she lost control.

04/26/2012

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