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The Four Kinds of People Mosquitos Love

August 15th, 2016

Do you ever feel like mosquitos seem to seek you out more than other people? Well, you may actually be correct. There are four things that can make you much more of a mosquito magnet than other people. Unfortunately, not all of these conditions are possible to change, so you may just be stuck spraying…

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New Mosquito Traps Laced with Eau de Human

August 12th, 2016

Malaria mosquitos on an island in Kenya have been cut down a whopping 70% all thanks to a new solar-powered trap that lures the buggers in with human body odor. The traps, which have been tested on Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria, haven’t just cut the mosquito population down either. The rate of malaria infections…

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Another Common Species of Mosquito is Found to Spread the Zika Virus

July 22nd, 2016

Since the ZIka virus began rapidly spreading last year scientists have only cited the mosquito species Aedes aegypti as the culprit behind the transmission of the virus to humans. However, a recent study found that another common species has also been doing its part to spread this nasty virus. Brazilian scientists collected hundreds of Culex…

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Yet Another Disease Spread by Mosquitos

June 13th, 2016

Those insatiable mosquitos have done it once again. They’ve added yet another disease to the growing list of illnesses they can infect us humans with when they choose to make a meal out of our sweet blood. In recent years the Ross River virus has become more and more of a problem for Australian citizens.…

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Fungus May Be The Answer To Ending Insect-Borne Disease

May 9th, 2016

Fungus May Be The Answer To Ending Insect-Borne Disease Brian Lovett, a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park, recently won the Fungal Biology and Biotechnology prize for his work on using fungi as a control method for mosquitos that spread diseases such as malaria, the Zika virus, and dengue fever. Brian claims…

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