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Zika Virus: Women in Brazil Encouraged to Delay Pregnancy

At the end of December, Brazil was issued with a high alert warning surrounding a mosquito-borne virus.
The Zika virus is thought to be the cause of  “microcephaly — a rare condition in which infants are born with shrunken skulls” of which […]

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Fighting Mosquitoes: Every Little Helps

Unusually high amounts of rainfall have caused South Florida residents a concern of a ‘buzzy’ nature during this Holiday season. As mosquitoes only need very little water to breed, the Mosquito Control Department has its work cut out with additional […]

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Women in Brazil Warned not to have Babies due to Zika Virus

There have been further reports relating to the mosquito-borne virus known as Zika virus. In the northeastern part of Brazil, a concerning discovery has expectant mothers on high alert. If an infected mosquito bites an expectant mother a risk of […]

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Members of the Animal Kingdom That Help in Mosquito Control

Pests of all kinds can be such a nuisance when they invade your home. They can lead to an infestation! But they also pose the danger of transmitting vector-borne illnesses. If only there was a way to easily avoid these […]

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Keep The Pests Away With Simply Organic Spray

Do certain plants actually repel mosquitoes? There have been many articles suggesting that plants such as citronella are a great natural repellent in keeping these pesky pests out of your back yard. Could having a few plant pots in your […]

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Mosquitoes Need Sugar to Survive

A spoonful of sugar can not only help the ‘medicine go down’ (in the famous words of Mary Poppins), but it can also help to keep mosquitoes away! Research has revealed that mosquitoes also have an attraction to sugar. Which […]

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Fighting Mosquitoes Before They Bite!

We all know about the threat of mosquito-borne disease, but do we know just how serious it is? With the impact that climate change is having on the globe, it could expose half of the world to the likes of Dengue […]

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Exterminate all Mosquitoes! Exterminate, Annihilate, DESTROY!!!

Exterminate all mosquitoes! Exterminate, annihilate, DESTROY!!!
Imagine taking the mentality of the Daleks in Dr Who, but instead of getting rid of mankind, getting rid of mosquitoes.  Scientists have been looking at ways these pests could be exterminated for good. Check […]

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Could Human Diet Pills Stop Mosquitoes From Feeding?

Female mosquitoes like to feed… a lot!
They can consume a very large amount of blood in comparison to their body weight and theoretically are ‘overeating’. So what if mosquitoes were put on a diet? What if they were tricked into […]

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Mosquitoes Suck!

Mosquitoes Suck! So what can you do to stop them? The female of the species is the guilty culprit when it comes to the common mosquito bite. She needs blood to be able to reproduce, and plenty of it. So just […]

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