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The Anatomy of a Mosquito

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A head-to-toes look at the body of your not-so-favorite bug Annoying, Relentless. Aggressive. Nuisance. There are plenty of words to commonly describe mosquitos, and yet, surprisingly, remarkable isn’t one of them. Despite their ability to ruin any outdoor fun and their painful and itchy bites, mosquitos are an amazing piece of insect machinery. It’s no […]

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Can You Eat to Stay Itch-Free from Mosquitos?

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Not exactly. But there are some foods for thought to keep the bugs away Americans have a food obsession. There are wars between baked goods, cooking celebrities competing against celebrity cooks, and Facebook newsfeeds filled with shared recipes and shared photos of meals. We are what we eat, see, and click. While many will soon […]

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It’s Getting Hot Out There in the South Florida Garden

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What you should be doing to keep your garden green There’s a meme floating around the Internet. It shows the state of Florida sitting closer to the sun than the rest of the planet. Such is summer in the Sunshine State. Despite the white-hot heat and thick humidity that are just around the corner, summer […]

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The Mosquito That Ate Florida

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It’s big and aggressive, and it’s here South Floridians have certainly had their fair share of mosquito news in recent years. With headlines screaming Zika and spray zones, many locals could probably teach an in-service on Aedes aegypti, the tiny pest identified as the primary vector for carrying and spreading Zika. There’s a very good […]

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Inside A Mosquito Lab

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The Chinese are working to put an end to Zika When Zika was first discovered in 1947, scientists were concerned and worked to find a means of preventing its spread. But while there was concern, the bells and whistles were barely audible. It wasn’t until Zika was determined to be a cause of microcephaly and […]

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What’s In A Bite?

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What you should know about mosquito-borne viruses When a female mosquito selects you for her meal, she’s doing so in order to produce eggs. It’s a simple enough reason for a complicated process that can sometimes result in serious consequences for her human buffet. After landing on you, the mosquito’s labrum – or snout – […]

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Two New Mosquito Species Identified in South Florida

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The invasion has begun If there’s one thing all Floridians might have in common, it’s their disdain for mosquitos. While the cooler and drier winter weather gave locals a bit of a reprieve, Zika headlines are waiting for the heat and humidity to return. That’s why University of Florida researchers are concerned. In January, they […]

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Weeds 101

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Identifying the weeds in your lawn When it comes to lawns in America, one conservative estimate is that there are three times more acres of lawns in the United States than irrigated corn. For the American homeowner, that’s a lot of agonizing and spending to nurture the perfect lawn. In essence, most homeowners have two […]

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