Using Sweet Grass To Repel MosquitoesThis is the time of year mosquitoes most often transmit the West Nile virus. But there is an all-natural way to prevent mosquito bites by using sweet grass. Native Americans have used sweet grass for centuries for ceremonial purposes and weaving.
Mosquito Season In Minnesota: The Dos And Don'ts For Staying Bite-FreeEvery Minnesotan has their own tips and tricks to keep mosquitoes away, but it's time to dispel a few ugly myths that just won't seem to die.
How To Protect Yourself From New Deer Tick-Borne DiseasesSummer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there -- but scientists say it's not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.
Dozens Of Common Drugs Turning Up In Our Lake WaterThe latest study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reveals a wide-ranging brew of medicines, cosmetics, DEET and even cocaine in the water.
Tick Sightings On The Rise As Temperatures ClimbIt's not exactly the sign of spring that most of us are looking for. With our rising temperatures, tick sightings have been on the rise. Once temperatures rise into the 40s, they go on the move looking for their next meal.
Tick-Borne Disease Risk Is High In Minn. It's that time of year when ticks are plentiful and the risk of tick-borne disease is high. Our snowy winter did not hurt ticks. Instead it's believed the snow insulated them from the cold.
Study Finds Chemicals, Drugs Common In Minn. LakesA new study finds that chemicals from household products, prescriptions and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes. MPCA scientists chose 50 lakes at random and tested the water for 125 chemicals. The common insect repellent DEET was found in 76 percent of lakes.
Good Question: Why Isn’t There Tick Spray For Humans? We've had to put up with plenty of heat, but also plenty of pests this summer.
Deer Tick Season Arrives EarlyIt looks like the deer tick season has arrived early this year -- along with the diseases it causes.