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Officials Say West Nile Virus Found In Carver County

Officials have given out the warning to Twin Cities residents: West Nile Virus is back. Authorities with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said Wednesday a sample of mosquitoes collected in Carver County tested positive for West Nile Virus.

07/03/2013

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Mosquito Helicopters Resume Flights After Crash

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District resumed flights Tuesday, the first time since a pilot working for them was killed in a helicopter crash last week.

06/25/2013

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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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Short Mosquito Season Squishes West Nile Threat

Mosquitoes are not exactly the sign of spring that most of us look for.

05/08/2013

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Officials: Mosquito-Bourne Virus Is Easily Preventable

There’s a rise in cases of encephalitis that can severely affect, or even disable, young children in Minnesota. Health officials, however, say it’s preventable.

09/04/2012

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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.

08/02/2012

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Smartphone Apps Claim To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay, But Do They Work?

There’s a new weapon in the battle against mosquitoes: smartphone apps that make sounds mosquitoes are supposed to hate.

05/29/2012

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Mosquito Control Working To Ease The Biting Blues

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.

04/04/2012

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Good Question: What Are Those Biting Bugs?

They are miniature, silent, sneaky little bugs, still snacking on us even in mid-October.

10/11/2011

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Weather Warms Up, Out Come The Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes: there are millions of them, they’re a nuisance, and so is their bite which makes you itch and scratch your skin like crazy. So why does the mosquito population in Minnesota seems to be pretty slim this year?

06/29/2011

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After Heavy Rains, Mosquito Control Combats Pest Population

A plan of attack has been made to combat the large amount of mosquitoes swooping into Anoka, Washington, Hennepin and Carver counties after the season’s heavy rains.

06/25/2011