Tag Archives: Mosquitoes

How Scientists are Helping Mosquitoes Terminate Each Other

Mosquitos in the News The Scientist During the week of April 18, 2017, in an effort to suppress mosquito populations, a Kentucky company, Mosquito Mate, released 20,000 Wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. When Wolbachia-infected males mate with female mosquitoes the bacteria sterilize the female’s eggs reducing mosquito populations across the state. Mosquito Mate […]

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8 Ways to Protect your Yard from Mosquitoes this Summer

Your backyard should be a place for relaxation and recreation — not the scene of a bloodbath. But as the days grow longer and more humid, the mosquitoes emerge in full force, disrupting time playing in the swimming pool or grilling out on the patio, chasing us back indoors. These buzzing, blood-sucking insects are more than […]

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Eliminating Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have always been a nuisance. However, as we continue to learn, they are turning out to be much more than that. It is nearly impossible to spend time in your beautiful yard when these flying little blood-suckers just won’t leave you alone. At a minimum they pierce your skin creating a mean red welt that […]

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Mosquitoes Persistent Activity Keep American’s Buzzing over Solutions

With at least 30 states reporting problems, it is no wonder that conversations about disease-carrying mosquitoes persist. The increasingly troublesome members of the family Culicidae have sickened both humans and animals for centuries. However, healthcare professionals were able to get a grip on the diseases’ respective cures until now. Recent outbreaks of Zika and Chikungunya have […]

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