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Abandon hope for a bug-free Minnesota summer

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Put aside any wishful thinking that this year’s extended winter will reduce the number of bugs that bite, suck your blood or devour the leaves on trees.

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“I don’t think the late season and snow cover is going to kill any of them,” said retired teacher and area naturalist Larry Weber while talking about mosquitoes, ticks and blackflies. “I think they will all make it; it’s just that they will be coming a little bit later.”

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