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.
West Nile Virus Season Has ArrivedThis cold and rainy weather may be reminiscent of autumn, but it is time to think about mosquitoes. It is the time of year when most cases of West Nile Virus are reported. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile was found in four Minnesotans who donated blood over the summer.
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.
Good Questions: Mosquito Food, Uptown & Hat TricksWade from Brainerd is already tired of mosquitoes this summer, but he still wants to know: What do mosquitoes eat? According to the American Mosquito Control Association, only females feed on blood because they require the protein to produce eggs.
Mosquitoes In Ramsey County Test Positive For West NileWest Nile virus is back, and officials are urging Minnesotans to avoid mosquito bites, dump out standing water and report dead birds.
Good Question: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?It's a sign of summer -- when Minnesota's unofficial state bird takes over our barbeques and baseball games. The mosquito can do quite a number on our skin. So why do mosquito bites itch? Good Question.
Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests AwaySummer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs
Bemidji Complain Of Mosquitoes More Than Most, Study SaysNo Minnesota resident is pleased to see a mosquito, but residents of Bemidji may be the most mosquito-shy of all.
Mosquito Experts Meet To Eradicate Summer PestsA regional conference in the Twin Cities will have a bearing on how much you'll enjoy the coming summer. That’s because 120 members of the North Central Mosquito Control Association are gathered at the University of Minnesota to discuss insect control strategies and surveillance.
Twin Cities Metro Gets Winter Mosquito TreatmentWith the snow, ice, and cold still lingering -- there is one sign that spring is right around the corner. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is treating more than 100 acres in the metro this week because of thin ice conditions.
West Nile Virus Detected In Minnesota West Nile Virus is back in Minnesota. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control says a mosquito sample collected in Scott County tested positive for the virus this week. So far, there are no human cases of the virus in the state.
Wet June Means A Mosquito-Filled Fourth Of JulyWith the second rainiest June on record, all that standing water in ponds and lakes may leave you feeling itchy. "Mosquitos develop in places that are dry most of the time, but then fill up with water after a rainstorm," said Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Communications Coordinator Mike McLean. We've really seen those kind of places fill up.