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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.

Hoe mosquitoes see people

Mosquitoes Attracted to People With Higher Metabolism

We have written many articles about the dreaded insect pest called the mosquito. We have gone over how it is the single deadliest living creature in history. We have studied how scientists are engineering ways to prevent the mosquito from reproducing as much as it does. Now let’s take a look at what makes you […]

13 Sep
2022
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mosquitoes most deadly animal ever

Mosquitoes – The Most Deadly Pest in History

When you think of mosquitoes you definitely think of being annoyed by the constant biting that takes place when you are trying to enjoy yourself outdoors. The female of the insect needs to bite host organisms to secure nutrient-rich blood for her eggs. So they attack ferociously. Mosquitoes would go down in history as just […]

10 May
2022
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GMO Mosquito results 2022

A Follow UP to the Genetically Modified Mosquito Story

A year ago we wrote an article about the use of genetically modified mosquitoes in South Florida as a way to fight population numbers of the pest. In this article we will follow up on that article and explain how well it has worked. Since females mosquitoes are the ones that bite and consequently spread […]

27 Apr
2022
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mosquitoes and color

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Specific Colors of the Light Spectrum?

You may already know that mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide, the gas that mammals expel when they breathe. You may also know that mosquitoes use infrared light as another way to track living animals. But, you may not know that mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors of the visual spectrum. This is brand new […]

22 Feb
2022
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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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