Scientists: Freezing Cold Winter Could Mean Much Fewer Bugs In SummerAs many states are still digging out from the frigid "bomb cyclone," some are looking for the possible bright side of a brutal winter: less bugs in the summer.
To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Unleashing 20 Million Of ThemWhile it may sound counter-intuitive, the scientists' plan will hopefully reduce the number of disease-carrying mosquitos, according to NPR's report.
Tick That Triggers Red Meat Allergy Spreading Across U.S.The tick species is most present in the southeastern U.S., but lately has been spreading north up the East Coast and into the Midwest.
Homeowners Begin Cleanup After Massive Fly InfestationEarlier this month we told you about some Isanti County families who were dealing with a serious fly issue. Homeowners along County Road 42 were dealing with a major fly infestation.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
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.
With Snow Gone, The Battle Against Mosquitoes BeginsThe 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.
In Case You Were Curious, This Is How Bugs Survive The ColdSince 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.
Mosquitoes Are Worse This Summer In Some PartsThe 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.
How To Keep A Bug-Free GardenSo 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.
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?
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.