The type of mosquito that the Oxitec company will be producing at its UK factory is a variation of the Aedes mosquito.
Up until a few years ago, most people had never heard of the Zika virus before. While the virus had been around for many decades, it was not until around 2007 that documented infections started to come to light. Between 2007 and 2014, there were some outbreaks but even so the majority of people would… Continue reading
You probably already know from bitter experience how much mosquitoes can ruin your outdoor living experience during the summer. And they’re not just a nuisance – now that we’ve learnt how they can also carry the West Nile virus, Zika virus and other deadly diseases.That is why it is so important to take measures to… Continue reading
NASA’s many satellites that observe the Earth from space have a variety of applications, in this article, we explain how they are helping fight Malaria.
Do weather and higher temperatures simply encourage mosquitoes to come out or do they actually increase the mosquito population? Find out in this article!
Indeed, there is increasing evidence that climate change is to blame for longer mosquito season. What does this mean for us? Find out in this article!
Although more popular are those plants that keep mosquitoes away, there are also many plants, which attract insects and mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes becoming resistant to different insecticides has become a serious issue nowadays. So let’s find out how do mosquitoes develop insecticide resistance.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying and unpleasant, but also very dangerous, because they transmit many deadly diseases. And because of this people are trying to find ways to repel them, eradicate them all together or at least find what exactly attracts mosquitoes. Unfortunately, because these observations are mainly incidental, many misconceptions arise. So lets look… Continue reading
Stanford University students are developing Shazam for Mosquitoes, app that records the beats of mosquito wings and uses them to identify mosquito species.