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The Uncertainty of the “Zika Mosquito”

While the current Zika Virus epidemics in the world are primarily being advanced by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, scientists are researching to figure out which other mosquito species are capable of carrying and transmitting the virus. They have confirmed the…
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You’ve heard of GMOs, what about GMMs? Genetically modified mosquitoes are the next big debate

The Florida Keys are a hot bed for mosquitoes and aggressive mosquitoes at that. With year round mosquito weather they never get a break from the annoying dangerous pests. The particularly human loving variety called Aedes aegyptus or yellow fever mosquito,…
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Mosquito Bites Itch And Sting But Can They Cause Death?

Almost everyone experiences itching after a mosquito bite.  The itch is a mild allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva causing our bodies to have a histamine response.  It’s usually just irritating.  Many homemade and over-the-counter medicines will reduce the itch…
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Are You Ready For Genetically Modified Mosquitoes?

You don’t have to read too many newspapers or magazines to know that a lot of our food has been genetically modified (GMO) or genetically engineered.  The first such food was a tomato called Flavr Savr.  It received FDA approval…
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Ochlerotatus Japonicus aka: Asian Rock Pool or Asian Bush Mosquito – Another Asian Arrival!

If you have been reading our blogs, you are familiar with the Asian Tiger mosquito.  Two particularly unique characteristics of the Asian Tiger mosquito are its aggressiveness and its habit of biting during the day.  Other mosquitoes in Central Mass…
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Ouch! The Asian Tiger Mosquito Takes A Bite Out Of Massachusetts

You may have seen these distinctive striped-legged mosquitoes and wondered what they are called.  The black and white striped pattern on their legs is a true representation of the animal that inspired their naming – a tiger.  They are bold…
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