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It's just a matter of time before we see the Minnesota state bird show up.  It has one goal in life and wants to suck our blood.  Unfortunately, according to reports from Pests.org, it sounds like the mosquito is planning on being more of a pest to us than normal.

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Pests.org just released their "forecast" for how many mosquito bites Minnesotans should anticipate scratching this year and unfortunately for us, it is NOT good news.  Here's what they are predicting for this nasty blood-sucker:

  • Blood sucking season (aka mosquito season) starts in early April to late May - whenever the temperatures go above 50 degrees for about a week.
  • How bad will the mosquitos be this year?  Unfortunately, due to the temps and the fact that it is predicted we will have a warmer and wetter summer, the mosquitos are going to love us even more.  Pests.org is predicting that we will see a "slightly above-average mosquito population" this summer.
  • When will it end?  The swatting of mosquitoes will end somewhere around the beginning to middle of October.
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Since I already made your skin crawl and feel like you need to itch, another fun pest in Minnesota known as the tick is going to be out in full force this year and we are in an "above average threat level" for this nasty creature.  If you missed that update, you can see what is predicted for our area here.  I know they are super small and hard to see but below are a few photos and info to help keep yourself protected this summer.

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The Nastiest Bug in Minnesota - the Tick!

They are creepy, crawly and unfortunately are so stealth-like that you don't even know they are on your body sucking your blood. Ticks. Here are a few different types of ticks in Minnesota and a few tips on how you can help prevent tick bites.