Could a Shrimp’s Cousin Save Us From Mosquitos?

Researchers hope one fierce little crustacean can provide the answer In our modern, eco-conscious era, is there an effective alternative to mosquito population control than traditional, chemical-based solutions? Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science think a tiny creature similar to a shrimp may hold the answer. These crustaceans, known as copepods,…

S’more than Meets the Eye

Take your backyard camping s’mores game to another level with these five ideas Nothing quite says summer like a backyard get-together, whether it’s around a grill or a campfire. And one of the best ways to top off such an event is with a dessert made especially for the occasion: the venerable s’more. You may…

6 Easy Ways to Transform Your Yard

You can tackle these home improvement projects this weekend If you have ever looked into a small home improvement project – refinishing kitchen cabinets, for example – you were probably pretty shocked at how much it would run you. (If you haven’t looked, we’ll save you the trouble: It’s about $2,500). Owning a home is…

Mosquito Season and Climate Change

How rising temperatures are having an impact on the bugs we love to hate The world is getting warmer, and there’s indisputable evidence of this. If you take a look at this chart, you will see that the last three years were the hottest in recorded history. For South Florida – and Miami, specifically –…

Don’t Believe These Common Mosquito Myths

Separate fact from fiction about mosquitos If you’re going to dislike mosquitos – and who can blame you – it’s only fair to dislike them for truthful reasons. Thanks to the Internet and social media, fake news runs rampant. People share opinions and hearsay, and it’s misinterpreted as fact. It’s still bad news for mosquitos…