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.
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.