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June 25, 2013

 

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Mosquitos In Winter

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

June 1, 2012

 

a ladybug crawls up a hill of snow

Bug Antifreeze

How do tiny bugs survive the harsh cold of winter?

September 23, 2011

 

Red dragonfly at rest

Mosquitoes, Beware! Dragonflies Are In The Air!

Dragonflies, carnivorous insects with amazing hunting abilities, will hunt their prey in swarms.

July 5, 2011

 

gnats swarming

How To Meet An Eligible Gnat

Have you ever walked into a swarm of insects and then found yourself unable to shake the swarm? Learn why these little buggers are so hard to escape.

May 17, 2010

 

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Ditch The Perfume… Mosquitoes Love The Smell!

You may love to wear perfume. However, you shouldn't wear it when you know you will be around mosquitoes. Why? They love the smell!

December 18, 2006

 

two mosquito fish in the palm of a hand

Mosquito Fish

Find out how these tiny fish can help do their part for hurricane relief.

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Battle of the Bugs

The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.

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