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Scratch That: The Itchy Truth About Mosquito Bites

Scratch That: The Itchy Truth About Mosquito Bites on

You may be scratching like mad, but you haven’t actually been bitten at all Few things are more annoying then when you’re sitting outside on a nice warm day and suddenly you get a bite from a pesky mosquito. The moment is instantly ruined, and now you have to go inside to avoid getting chomped […]

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Mosquito Biology: The Life and Times of the Pest We Love to Hate

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Inside the lifecycle of this infamous insect When it comes to most insects, people usually either like them, hate them, or, at the very least, are fascinated by them. Except when it comes to the infamous mosquito. Around the globe, there are 3,500 species of mosquitos, and many are despised, especially Aedes aegypti, the species […]

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How Tasty Are You to Mosquitos?

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Find out why mosquitos are choosy biters See if this sounds familiar: You and your friends are hanging out in your backyard having a good time, perhaps eating some burgers, maybe enjoying a cocktail, when all of a sudden you feel that familiar sting. You slap your arm, but it’s too late; you’ve been bitten […]

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A Potential Solution to Zika?

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Using genetically modified mosquitos to fight the virus What happened to Zika? It seems that after November, Zika disappeared from the evening news – and for a very not-so-comforting reason. It was then the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus was no longer an international public health emergency. For researchers and advocates around the […]

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Do We Really Need Mosquitos?

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The answer may surprise you From a fairly early age, we are taught that everything in nature has a purpose. Altering or eliminating even a small thing, we are told, could end up having a severe impact somewhere else. But is this always the case? If you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito, in the […]

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A Guide to Winter in The South Florida Garden


What you should be planting and when The holidays are over and the planet is beyond its celestial point of winter solstice. In other words, it’s time for South Florida homeowners to get outside and get into their gardens. No matter if your garden is 300-foot border, a patch of earth in the corner of […]

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A Zika Timeline: It’s Older Than You Think


Learn about the history of the Zika virus Quick: How old do you think Zika is? If you said only a few years, you’re way off. Like most people, you probably only recently heard about the virus, so you may be surprised to know that it dates back almost 70 years. Here’s a brief timeline […]

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Citronella Plant as Mosquito Repellant: Fact or Fiction?


Both. This storied plant has mixed results when it comes to repelling mosquitos “What’s in a name?” When William Shakespeare wrote that line in Romeo and Juliet, he was getting ready to talk about roses. And with Pelargonium citrosum ‘Van Leenii,’ otherwise known as Citronella, it’s what’s in the name that keeps consumers coming back […]

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