mosquitoes

West Nile Virus cases on the rise in ND

The department has confirmed seven reports of the West Nile Virus amongst people across the state.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The North Dakota Department of Health is warning of an increase in West Nile Virus cases across the state. The department has seen a rise in cases in recent weeks and is reminding people to be cautious when it comes to mosquitoes and still water. The department has confirmed seven reports of the West Nile Virus…

Moorhead City Councilman discusses motion to eliminate aerial mosquito control spraying

"When you look at that public health isn't just human diseases and that is essentially one of the reasons we have vector control."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Some Moorhead City Council members are expressing concerns over aerial spraying for mosquito control. “There’s been quite a bit of community members expressing concern in terms of spraying both aerial spraying as well as ground based spraying. There have been other residents who have also expressed support for the current practices Vector Control use.” Moorhead Ward…

Cass County Vector Control hosts public hearings about its mosquito management

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Cass County Vector Control is informing the public about its mosquito management operations. Program director Ben Prather’s in-depth presentation at Fargo City Hall on Thursday is one of multiple public meetings being held in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The public hearings come following an incident last summer where thousands of monarch butterflies died after aerial…

Vector Control addresses Monarch Butterfly deaths after mosquito spraying

FARGO, N.D. – Cass County Vector Control’s director calls the demise of thousands of monarch butterflies across the Fargo-Moorhead area an unfortunate consequence of aerial spraying. About 100 square miles were covered when crews sprayed for mosquitoes Wednesday night. Director Ben Prather says he was overwhelmed by complaints about mosquito numbers ahead of the application and now he’s hearing from…

Cass County Vector Control performs ground & aerial sprays after mosquito season peak

The mosquito count in Cass and Clay counties is the highest it has been in 2020

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After the large rainfall on August 14th, the number of mosquitoes in the area has risen significantly. “High water conditions, particularly in the southern end of town that had higher rainfall amounts, but pretty uniformly across Cass County and Clay County, we are seeing numbers that have reached their peak for the 2020 season,” said Cass…

LIVE – Staying Safe During Mosquito Season

FARGO, ND – It looks like Mosquito season is here, and it’s here with a vengeance. Cass County Vector Control Graph showing increase in mosquitoes in traps On Tuesday, traps around the Metro were averaging just over 38 mosquitoes per trap, prompting vector control to start spraying last night. When they checked those traps again last night, they saw that…

Cass County Vector Control spraying Wednesday night; keeping safety of pollinators in mind

Vector Control says that thanks to the last five years of larval control, they have been able to reduce the amount of times they have to spray pesticides yearly, which is ultimately safer for pollinators like Bees and Monarch Butterflies.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Cass County Vector Control will be spraying for adult mosquito control on Wednesday, June 24th , but they are keeping the safety of friendly pollinators in mind while they do it. Trucks will begin spraying just after 8:00 PM. Vector Control says that thanks to the last five years of larval control, they have been able…

Mosquito spraying scheduled in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks Wednesday

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Citywide mosquito spraying is scheduled in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on Wednesday. The Cities will be spraying between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. The mosquito control spray trucks will have flashing yellow lights and be rather noisy as they slowly travel through neighborhoods. The Cities say if winds reach more than 10 mph the spraying may…

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…