West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitos On The Rise In Twin CitiesWe've had it pretty easy this summer when it comes to mosquitos. But after all our recent rain, more of them are out -- and some are carrying a life-altering virus.
What's Behind Minnesota's 'Very Unusual' Lack Of Mosquitos This Summer?“District wide we’re seeing lower mosquito numbers compared to what we usually see,” said Alex Carlson of the MMCD. “It’s been very unusual.”
Why Are Some People More Prone To Mosquito Bites?“One thing that scientists have known for a long time is that mosquitoes are attracted to the odor of used gym socks,” Dr. Jon Oliver said.
Mosquito Control Underway After Recent Heavy RainfallThe Metropolitan Mosquito Control District says June mosquito numbers were above the 10-year average as a result of the wet weather.
CDC: 14 American Women May Have Caught Zika Virus Through SexOn Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said 14 possible Zika cases involve men who visited countries experiencing outbreaks.
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.
Mosquito Season Getting Longer In MinnesotaThere are lots of things to celebrate about Minnesota summers, but mosquitos aren't one of them. Now there are signs that the mosquito season is actually getting longer.
Finding Minnesota: The Nearly Mosquito-Free Minnesota State ParkIf you are looking to get away from Minnesota's blood-thirsty mosquitoes, there is one state park where visitors do very little swatting or spraying. Nature provides the right conditions to keep the biting to a minimum at Whitewater State Park.
Seeing More Spiders? Here Are Tips To Get Rid Of Them Our soggy spring and summer have left an unsightly, and for some, an unsettling, problem. The extra wet ground has caused an increase in bugs, centipedes and mosquitos.
Mosquito Helicopters Resume Flights After CrashThe Metropolitan Mosquito Control District resumed flights Tuesday, the first time since a pilot working for them was killed in a helicopter crash last week.
West Nile Cases Growing In MinnesotaThere is good news and bad news surrounding the number of West Nile cases in Minnesota.
Mosquito Prevention In Full Force This WeekendWith May being one of the wettest on record in Minnesota, expect to see a lot of mosquitoes buzzing about this summer. But the fight to kill them is in full force this weekend.
In Minnesota, Bugs Back Earlier Than ExpectedThe early arrival of spring also means the early arrival of all those pesky bugs.