HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Mosquitoes Are Using Your Clogged Gutters as a Vacation Home
Mosquitoes love gutters clogged with water, wet leaves and other debris. In fact, a significant percentage of mosquitoes in your neighborhood are bred right at home, in your own wet gutters. From a ... Posted on 9/3/12 at 1:00 AM
Culex tarsalis is the transmitter of the West Nile virus, which was first detected in the Grand Forks area in 2002, causing officials here to ramp up the city’s mosquito control program, now a more than $800,000-a-year campaign of trapping, testing and spraying.
The fight against mosquitoes and West Nile virus is taking to the skies. The cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks scheduled citywide mosquito spraying, including aerial spraying, for Friday between 8:30 p.m. and midnight, according to a news release from the city of Grand Forks.
Grand Forks health officials are warning the public to protect themselves against mosquito bites after the first North Dakota case of West Nile virus was found Tuesday and the number of mosquitoes that can transmit the disease has risen.
The Minnesota heat may be starting to subside, but a peskier weather-related problem is getting worse — mosquitoes. The last few months have been good for mosquitoes: moist breeding grounds plus warm temperatures. That's led to about twice the typical mosquito population, at least by one measure.
The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has identified its first case of West Nile virus for the year. The patient, who was not hospitalized, is a male between the ages of 10 and 19. He lives in Towner County.
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