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June 25, 2013

 

mosquito on yellow surface

Mosquitos In Winter

When it gets cold, a biochemical process replaces some of the water in the mosquito's body with glycerol.

May 4, 2009

 

Mosquito sucking blood

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

January 8, 2009

 

Multiple mosquito bites on leg

Mosquito Bites! Will Nothing Stop This Itching?

There are many myths about mosquito bite cures, like using banana peels or toothpaste.

July 6, 2008

 

Mosquito bites on leg

The Itchy Truth

Have you ever stopped to wonder, mid-scratch, exactly why scratching is so effective against itching? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 21, 2007

 

Blood filled mosquito

Mosquito Repellants

After you cover your body in bug spray, you might wonder, just how does this stuff work, and if mosquitoes don't like it, what is it doing to my body?

September 27, 2003

 

Which Hurts More, Horseflies or Mosquitoes?

The difference in pain is due to the way each insect obtains blood. Mosquitoes have mouth parts that are highly modified for piercing; they have a sharp proboscis, a prominent tube-like part that extends from their head and houses organs known as stylets which work like hypodermic needles to penetrate the skin and suck up your blood.

September 27, 2003

 

Mosquito Repellants–How They Work, and Are They Safe?

What turns the mosquito on are goodies like carbon dioxide, heat, moisture, and lactic acid, which is secreted in sweat. These four elements make our bodies prime targets for the mosquito’s bite.

September 27, 2003

 

The Truth About Bugs

However, mosquitoes, contrary to poplar belief, are not bugs. Another factor that comes into play is the fact that baby true bugs look like small wingless versions of adult true bugs.

September 27, 2003

 

West Nile Trouble

In the last few years, a scourge from the Middle East has posed a biological threat to North American well-being–mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.

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