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Category Archives: Mosquitoes

Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

12-17-2018

Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

After record-breaking rainfall last spring and summer, along with hurricanes Alberto, Florence and Michael pummeling the southeast with unprecedented amounts of water and lingering moisture, The National Pest Management Association's biannual Bug...

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New Mosquito Virus: UF Researchers Closely Monitoring Mayaro Virus

08-16-2018

New Mosquito Virus: UF Researchers Closely Monitoring Mayaro Virus

If mosquitoes had read the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) May report, they would have been proud of the dramatic increase in the reporting of vector-borne diseases from 2004 to 2016. Unfortunately for us humans, new mosquito viruses that may...

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World Cup vs. Bugs

06-26-2018

World Cup vs. Bugs

It's summer and as most South Florida residents and vacationers know, the outdoors is teeming with flying insects, including gnats, midges, flies, and mosquitos.  Soccer matches were not unscathed, swarms of bugs have teamed up for the 2018 Fifa...

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South Florida: Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil Concerns Health Officials Here

04-16-2018

South Florida: Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil Concerns Health Officials Here

As South Florida residents can tell you, mosquitoes come with the year-round warm weather that makes living in the Sunshine State so appealing. In addition to their annoying bites, mosquitoes also carry serious diseases, such as malaria, dengue...

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Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of Florida and What You Need to Know About Them

12-05-2017

Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of Florida and What You Need to Know About Them

On a top ten list of reasons people love Florida, her vast variety and copious amounts of insects never makes the cut. However, in addition to her stellar tropical weather, her pristine beaches, world renowned tourist attractions and exotic plant...

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Mosquito Outbreak in South Florida Following Hurricane Irma

10-24-2017

Mosquito Outbreak in South Florida Following Hurricane Irma

South Florida is recovering from one of the most powerful hurricanes in history, life is just beginning to return to normal. While most of the power has been restored and businesses have reopened, South Florida is busy trying to get ahead of a...

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Mosquitoes Deliver a Double Whammy of Diseases

11-23-2016

Mosquitoes Deliver a Double Whammy of Diseases

New studies have revealed some rather bad news about the mosquito's ability to pass on diseases. It turns out they're even better at it than we'd previously thought. So, you know how mosquitoes can carry more than one disease, as in they might be...

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Bill Gates May Have Developed a Way to End the Zika Virus

11-02-2016

Bill Gates May Have Developed a Way to End the Zika Virus

For the most part news about the current situation with the spread of the Zika virus is not incredibly positive. However, Bill Gates developed some far out technology that might just be the answer to our prayers, and he is now helping countries like...

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Being a Mosquito Magnet is in Your Genes

07-05-2016

Being a Mosquito Magnet is in Your Genes

Do mosquitoes flock towards you whenever you dare to step outside? Well, according to a recent study you can blame a good part of this on your genes. We already knew that biology had something to do with how attractive or repellent a person is to a...

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Which Mosquito is Responsible for the Large-Scale Outbreaks?

06-06-2016

Which Mosquito is Responsible for the Large-Scale Outbreaks?

Which Mosquito is Responsible for the Large-Scale Outbreaks? As many of you already realize, the most devastating outbreaks of the Zika virus have occurred in South and Central America as well as the Caribbean's, while the United States is...

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