mosquitoes

Grand Forks & Dilworth Announce Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For This Week

Weather permitting; the City of Dilworth will be spraying for mosquitoes on Wednesday, July 24th or Thursday, July 25th, 2019. Spraying will begin at 8:00 p.m. 

GRAND FORKS, ND – EAST GRAND FORKS, MN — The Cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks have scheduled citywide spraying for mosquitoes for tonight, Tuesday, July 23rd. East Grand Forks will spray from approximately 8:00 p.m. until midnight and Grand Forks from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. As of Monday, July 22nd, Grand Forks Mosquito Control has not identified…

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…

Human Case of West Nile Reported In Grand Forks County

North Dakota Has 38 Human Cases in 2018

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — A human West Nile case has been reported in Grand Forks County. The North Dakota Department of Health could not release any details about the person who was infected. It is the first report of human West Nile in the county this year. There have been 38 human West Nile cases and no deaths reported…

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…

First Human Case Of West Nile Identified In North Dakota

It's the first-reported case of the virus this year, which is spread by mosquitoes.

BISMARCK – Health officials in North Dakota have confirmed at least one person has contracted the mosquito-related West Nile virus. It’s the first-reported case of the virus this year, which is spread by mosquitoes. North Dakota Department of Health tests also show a pool of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus in Grand Forks. Severe cases can be fatal 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…

First Human Cases of West Nile Confirmed In North Dakota

The two cases reside in LaMoure and Barnes Counties and were not hospitalized for their illnesses.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has confirmed the first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) disease for the season. Additionally, three birds from Grand Forks County have tested positive for WNV. To help avoid contracting the virus, state and local health officials urge people to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The two cases reside…

Early Case of West Nile Found in Fargo

Vector Control is taking extra measures to prevent more cases of the virus

FARGO, ND — Cass County officials say they have found a mosquito with the West Nile virus in one of the traps in Fargo. There were 21 confirmed cases of West Nile in Cass County last year and finding a sample this early is unusual. Mosquitoes are the pesky bugs we can’t seem to get away from. “I hate them,”…

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…