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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….

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 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…

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…