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a slender long-legged fly with aquatic larvae. The bite of the bloodsucking female can transmit a number of serious diseases including malaria and encephalitis.

Scientists to make humans invisible to mosquitoes

Pest Control Science – Making Humans Invisible to Mosquitoes

Were you ever getting attacked by mosquitoes and thought to yourself: “I wish these mosquitoes couldn’t see me”? New research says that fantasy may some day become a reality. For many years humans have used various sprays or scents to drive away mosquitoes. The Native Americans used tobacco smoke to help drive them away. They […]

06 Sep
2021
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FL swimming pool mosquito problem

Is My Swimming Pool a Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes?

If you live in Florida, or any part of the southern United States, you are no stranger to the mosquito. This annoying pest has been around forever and loves to feast on mammalian blood. In urban areas, their mammal of choice is humans. We are everywhere they are. So its convienent for them to snack […]

19 Aug
2021
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Genetic Mosquito in Florida

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Just Been Released

Last year we posted a story about how genetically modified mosquitoes were being created in laboratory settings and were going to be released into Florida at some point in the near future. Well, the future is here. Yesterday, the biotech firm Oxitec, with the approval of the Florida State government, released its genetically modified mosquitoes […]

07 May
2021
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mosquito control plans

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Be Released in Florida

Humans have been genetically modifying organisms for decades. In the 90’s it started with fruit and vegetables. In the 2000’s scientists began editing genes in non-plant life. Here we are in the year 2020 and there are plans to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. It definitely sounds like the plot of […]

21 Aug
2020
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mosquito bites

All About Mosquito Bites

Floridians know a thing or two about mosquito bites. If you have lived here or spent any time here, you have been a victim of the mosquito bite. In Central Florida, mosquitoes are a year-round threat, although we do see much more mosquito activity in the spring, summer and fall than the winter months. We […]

11 May
2020
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mosquito facts and info

Four Interesting Facts About Mosquitoes You May Not Know

The mosquito is a very common pest throughout the world. If you go almost anywhere on this planet, you will run into this pest. Most people know some information about mosquitoes. In this article we will point out four facts about the mosquito which are not commonly known. Mosquitoes do not like wind. The mosquito […]

15 Jul
2019
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west nile virus map

Risk of West Nile Virus in Florida

What is West Nile Virus? It is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes the host to run a fever and have other flu-like symptoms. It is a member of the Flaviviridae family of viruses which contain yellow, dengue and Zika.  Other symptoms may include rash, swollen lymph nodes, tremors and even paralysis. The worst cases […]

21 May
2019
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mosquito larvae

Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It Gets Cold?

Here in Central Florida we deal with mosquitoes most of the year. But in those few months where it cools off, there are no mosquitoes to be found. Florida mosquitoes go into hibernation just like the mosquitoes up north do. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the mosquitoes go into “diapause“, basically a […]

11 Dec
2018
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west nile virus report 2018

West Nile Virus in 36 States

The West Nile Virus has been in the public consciousness for some time now. Many people don’t know what it is or how it can affect them. In this article we will explain what it is and what states have been affected by it. The virus is one that infects humans and animals and can […]

02 Aug
2018
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mosquito problem Brevard

Mosquitoes at High Levels

The large amount of rain caused by Hurricane Irma as well as about a dozen other rain storms in the last month have resulted in a very large outbreak of mosquitoes here in Brevard County Florida. As you may know, mosquitoes lay their eggs in pools of sitting water. After any rainstorm, tiny pools of […]

17 Oct
2017
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