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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Millions of dead mayflies created an incredible mess on several streets in Hastings Monday morning.
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.
One of the few downsides to our mild winter is that more of those pesky bugs survived.
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.
The whirling sound of a helicopter’s blades in your neighborhood may mean you will be spared from those itchy, red bites this spring and summer.