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After high water recedes, crews treat metro areas for gnats

June 12, 2019 06:42 PM

It's been a bad start to the year in some areas in terms of gnat activity.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District told KSTP near the end of May that northern areas of the metro had already been treated, but areas along the Minnesota River were more difficult to treat because of water levels all spring.

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On Tuesday, crews said the water finally came down enough for areas along the Minnesota River to be treated.

RELATED: Mosquito activity still quiet, black flies already biting in parts of the metro

Crews were out treating the areas Tuesday in an effort to help reduce the amount of those pesky, biting gnats. Carver, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie and Bloomington were just a few of the cities that crews weren't able to treat just a couple weeks ago.

And while the cold weather hasn't always been pleasant,  the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said mosquitoes are delayed this year compared to last year because of the cold temperatures, which has allowed crews to treat areas for them already.

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