CASS COUNTY VECTOR CONTROL

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…

Vector Control Says West Nile Virus is “Widespread” Across Cass County

Vector Control had five of thirty samples containing West Nile

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The combination of steady rainfall, hot temperatures, and high humidity have led to an above–average amount of mosquitoes that have West Nile Virus, according to Cass County Vector Control. Crews from Cass County Vector Control sprayed streets in the metro Wednesday night after some mosquitoes in the area were found to have West Nile. “We’ve seen kind…

Protecting Yourself Against the West Nile Virus this Summer

North Dakota Department of Health information shows  62 people had been diagnosed with West Nile Virus last year

FARGO, N.D. — The West Nile Virus has infected a person in Bismarck making them the first human case this year in North Dakota. In Grand Forks, there’s also been a pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the virus. There have been no mosquitoes found yet with the West Nile Virus in Fargo–Moorhead. But employees at Cass County Vector Control…

West Nile Discovered In Fargo

Cass County Vector Control Director Ben Prather says a small sample tested positive for West Nile.

The West Nile Virus has been identified in Fargo. Cass County Vector Control says the season’s first sign of disease carrying mosquitoes turned up in one of its traps along the Red River Corridor in north Fargo Thursday night. Director Ben Prather says a small sample tested positive for West Nile. That’s not uncommon except Prather says that it’s earlier…

Metro, Grand Cities Mosquito Spraying

West Nile virus has already been found this season in the Grand Forks region

  REGIONAL — Citywide mosquito spraying is planned for tonight in the F-M metro and the grand cities. Cass County Vector Control is planning an aerial application starting at 8 p.m. Crews will be out spraying in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. if the weather cooperates. West Nile virus has already been found…