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Cass County Vector Control Fights Off Pests During Mosquito Season

The number of mosquitoes in the county has increased rapidly over the last week

WEST FARGO, N.D. —¬†Summer has finally arrived. But even the warmest time of year comes with its downsides. “Our mosquito population kind of blossomed very aggressively in the past five or six days,” Cass County Vector Control Director, Ben Prather said. “Pretty much Wednesday of last week is when I think folks in the region started feeling mosquitoes biting and…

Getting Ready for Mosquitoes in the Red River Valley this Summer

In the 50 inspections Vector Control has done so far, they've only found about a dozen mosquitoes

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Winter’s late departure may also mean a slow season for bugs. Cass County’s Vector Control is counting on mosquitoes. They just don’t know how bad they’ll be. If you thought mosquitoes played an essential role in our ecosystem it turns out, that may not be the case. “That’s not necessarily true. They’re not a major food source for…