Bugged by insects? Here's how to fight them
This unusually wet season has brought about an incredible hatch of Minnesota's unofficial state bird, the mosquito. You know they bite, and that insect spray is required most evenings, but how much do you really know about this seasonal pest? For instance, did you know:
Minnesota has 50 different varieties of mosquitoes.
Mosquito eggs can survive for more than five years.
Only female mosquitoes bite and take blood. Male mosquitoes feed only on plant nectar
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