CDC: Four Cases Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In MinnesotaAll four cases were discovered after those affected donated blood and it tested positive for the virus when screened.
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.
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.
Pope Co. Woman Is State’s 1st West Nile Case Of 2014A 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.
Health Watch: New Vaccine Developed Against Mosquito Born Illness 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.
Mosquito Population 'Explodes' After Holiday WeekendNow 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.
Mosquitoes Are Worse This Summer In Some PartsThe 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.
Pilot Remembered As Loving Dad After Dying In CrashMosquito 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.
Heavy Spring Rains A Perfect Recipe For Mosquito SurgeA late spring, mixed with rain, standing water and cool temperatures have spawned billions of mosquitoes.
Short Mosquito Season Squishes West Nile Threat Mosquitoes are not exactly the sign of spring that most of us look for.
Mosquito Squad's Business Booming, Eliminating PestsPests kept creeping in on Greg Levendoski's fun, until he heard about the Mosquito Squad.
Mosquito Control: 'Unprecedented' YearThe mosquito season is in full swing.
Mosquito Control Working To Calm The Season's SpikeWith 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.
Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Songs And Mosquito BitesWhy is the national anthem played before sporting events? And what causes the bump you get from a mosquito bite?
Mosquito Control Working To Ease The Biting BluesThe 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.