This 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.
A Pope County woman has become Minnesota’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.
A new vaccine against a virus spread by mosquitos is showing promise in early tests. The virus is called Chikungunya. It showed up in the U.S. for the first time this year and can cause debilitating joint pain.
Now that the weather’s getting nice, Minnesota’s most common pest is popping out. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said over the Memorial Day weekend there was an explosion in the mosquito population.
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.
Mosquito control helicopters have stopped flying after a pilot died Wednesday in a crash. Mike Kramer, 44, leaves behind a wife and two young children. Kramer’s brother, David, will be picking up extra uncle duties.
A late spring, mixed with rain, standing water and cool temperatures have spawned billions of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are not exactly the sign of spring that most of us look for.
Pests kept creeping in on Greg Levendoski’s fun, until he heard about the Mosquito Squad.
The mosquito season is in full swing.
With all the rain we had last week, you’d expect a spike in mosquitos. But the mosquito control folks are doing their best to keep them in check.
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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.
Moorhead residents have been slapping a lot of mosquitoes lately. So officials plan to spray citywide to control the bloodthirsty pests.
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.