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Learn The Latest West Nile Facts to Help Stay Safe

It’s likely you’ve heard of West Nile Virus. It’s just one of the many mosquito bite transmitted viruses that are making headlines is recent news. While just the sound of the virus is scary enough, it’s important to understand why it presents a danger to you and your family in order to protect yourself and your loved ones during fall – a season when mosquitoes are very active. If you’re just hearing about West Nile virus (also called West Nile fever), or a friend or loved one contracted the disease recently, these facts will provide you with the information you… Read more »

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The Minnesota “State Bird” – It Could Make You Sick

It’s easy to joke about mosquitoes being the “state bird” of Minnesota because they’re everywhere and dealing with them can feel like an everyday part of life in the summer. Too often, the tendency is to chalk them up to harmless pests and after being bitten by hundreds of them in your lifetime with nothing but an occasional itchy red bump to show, its easy to forget about the risks they can pose. Mosquitoes are actually one of the most prevalent transmitters of disease in the animal kingdom and being able to recognize the symptoms of the most common mosquito-transmitted… Read more »

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