Moorhead Agrees To Pay Retainer Fee For Possible Mosquito Aerial Spraying

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead’s City Council has decided to put the company that does aerial spraying for mosquitoes on retainer. The fee to secure Airborne Custom Spraying of Halstad, Minnesota is $12,000. That money would count toward the spraying cost which runs around $28,000 per application if the city council decided to go ahead and spray later in the summer….

Cass County Vector Control prepares for mosquito season

Employees head out "We'll be looking for larvae, depending on if there is or isn't in that site we will be treating it to prevent them from growing up into adults."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In Fargo, Cass County Vector Control has already begun preparing for the arrival of mosquito with a few precautionary measures. Employees went out larviciding to help keep mosquito broods under control for the summer. During the process, larvae kits are used to test out waterways throughout the metro to help pinpoint which areas may be in…

Monarch Butterfly Kill Off Called “Horrible” As Questions Arise About Mosquito Pesticide

Mosquito control experts outside of Cass County are also questioning last month's kill off

FARGO, N.D. — Calling it “horrible”, city and county officials say they are trying to make sure a massive monarch butterfly kill off doesn’t happen again. Thousands died during aerial spraying for mosquitoes last month after a heavy rainfall in the metro and concerns about West Nile virus. Mosquito control experts outside of Cass County are also questioning the kill…

First West Nile Animal Case Confirmed in Minnesota

Minnesota has documented 23 human cases this year

  MINNESOTA — The Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a Minnesota horse in more than a year. It was diagnosed in a 33-year-old American quarter horse in the northwestern town of Euclid in Polk County. The mare had poor coordination and weak hind legs when seen by a veterinarian October 9,…

North Dakota Woman Dies After Getting West Nile

Experts said the woman's underlying medical conditions were a major contributing factor

FARGO, ND — Mosquito bites are itchy, red and usually uncomfortable. They can also cause an unwanted disease. A woman in central North Dakota was bit and is the first West Nile related death of the year. Officials want you to know this is not a common occurrence. “The likelihood of catching West Nile is still relatively small even though…

Carrington, Fosston Begin Spraying for Mosquitos

Both are weather permitting

  REGIONAL — A number of communities are continuing to fight the bite and ward off West Nile. The city of Carrington will be spraying for mosquitos tonight at 8 p.m. The City of Fosston will be doing an aerial spray for mosquitos tonight at approximately 9:00p.m. Both are weather permitting. Categories: Agriculture, Community, Health, Local News, News Landing Page…

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…

West Nile Virus Identified in Grand Forks

Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are urging citizens to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

GRAND FORKS, ND — A crow from Grand Forks has been identified as having West Nile virus. Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are urging citizens to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. The mosquito most common for carrying and transmitting West Nile virus is active just before sundown and through the night into the early morning….