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Growing Green: Mosquitos, Oh My!


If you’ve spent any time at all outside this summer, you are aware of the sudden mass influx of mosquitos. These pesky bugs are not only irritating, but they can also spread disease causing organisms to humans and animals. West Nile Virus is a mosquito born virus that can cause encephalitis in humans and horses. Mosquitos are also responsible for transmitting heartworm to dogs.

Here are some ways to control mosquitos around your home and yard:

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Robin Trott

Robin Trott is a Horticulture Educator with University of Minnesota Extension.