West Nile Cases Down Thanks To Cooler TempsFor those hoping for a hot and sticky August, there may be a silver lining to our below-average temperatures.
Good Question: Why Do Mosquitoes Prefer Biting Some Over Others?A study out of Japan found mosquitoes prefer Type O blood the most and Type A the least.
Good Question: How Does The Metro Area Control Mosquitoes?It's officially mosquito season in Minnesota, as crews are out in full force trying to contain the bug.
Good Question: When Is Minnesota's Mosquito Season?Mosquito eggs can sense the longer days and start hatching in the water from April showers.
Good Question: How Does Mosquito Spraying Work?It is not your imagination. This August has been especially bad for mosquitoes.
Good Question: What Good Do Mosquitoes Do?Every year, mosquitoes kill 750,000 people primarily through malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. So what good do they do?
Consumer Reports: Natural Bug Spray Less Effective Than SyntheticWith the impending doom of mosquito and tick biting season upon us, you may want to consider new testing by Consumer Reports when choosing your bug repellent.
Mosquito Season Off To An Early StartPest control businesses say mosquito season is off to an early start this year in the Twin Cities metro.
State Of Emergency Issued In Fla. Over Zika VirusFlorida's governor issued a state of emergency in four counties to try and stop the spread of Zika virus. The action clears the way for crews to take action against the virus, like spraying for mosquitos.
Zika Virus Warning Causes Travel Hiccup For Minnesota CoupleWitThe rapid spread of the Zika virus prompted the World Health Organization to declare an international emergency Monday. Experts are worried about a surge in the number of babies born with birth defects in South and Central America.
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.