Experts Aim To Combat Influx Of Gnats With Soil BacteriaExperts say the number of gnats in the air is unusually high due to conditions that make it hard to treat for them. Don't worry – relief is on the way.
Cooler Spring Temperatures Slow Mosquito DevelopmentMosquitoes aren't hatching quickly this year despite the high amounts of rainfall and snowmelt Minnesotans have experienced. The bug is stuck in its larvae stage a little longer than expected thanks to the chilly start to the season.
Metropolitan Mosquito Control Deploys Drones To Find, Treat LarvaAs all the snow melts, the water pools left behind become a breeding ground. Now, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is using technology to help fight mosquitoes.
Can Humans Wear Tick Collars?That might not be an option up everyone’s alley, but there are alternatives.
Health Officials Warn Of Deer Ticks Over Fourth Of JulyWith the Fourth of July two days away, health officials are warning people to be on the lookout for deer ticks.
Heavy Rain, Flooding Has Mosquito Control On High AlertMosquito crews are out in full force trying to control hatching larvae across the metro.
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: 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.
Mosquito Control Targets Cattails On Frozen MarshesYou would not expect to see mosquito control crews out and about while there is still snow and ice on the ground -- but they are. Crews from the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District started treating 100 acres of marshes last week.
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.
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.
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.
Tick Uptick Raises Tick Risk Meter To HighAn earlier tick season may coming in Minnesota. On Friday, the first day of spring, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District raised its "tick risk meter" from medium to high.
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.
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.