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10 myths about mosquitoes debunked by experts
10 myths about mosquitoes debunked by experts
May 16, 2018; 7:56 AM
Mosquitoes are pesky annoyances, but their dangers go beyond an itchy bump on your skin. Find out the truth behind the 10 biggest myths surrounding the potentially deadly insect.
CDC: US illnesses from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas tripled in the last 13 years as temperature rose
CDC: US illnesses from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas tripled in the last 13 years as temperature rose
May 10, 2018; 8:14 AM
The number of people being infected by diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas has tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, according to a new report by the Center for Disease Control.
Which family-friendly repellents work best to ward off pesky mosquitoes?
Which family-friendly repellents work best to ward off pesky mosquitoes?
May 08, 2018; 7:06 AM
As temperatures rise and families rediscover the outdoors, they might find themselves swatting away pesky insects, including mosquitoes, far more often.
Why mosquitoes are considered the world's deadliest animal
Why mosquitoes are considered the world's deadliest animal
May 01, 2018; 6:59 AM
A blog from philanthropist Bill Gates noted mosquitoes as the animal capable of taking the most lives, killing more people in one day than sharks do in a century.
6 ways to keep bugs out of your house this spring
6 ways to keep bugs out of your house this spring
March 15, 2018; 8:11 AM
As insects begin to emerge in milder temperatures across the United States, they might accidentally find themselves inside your house. Here are six tips to keep them out.
Insect world begins to awake from its winter slumber as spring nears
Insect world begins to awake from its winter slumber as spring nears
February 28, 2018; 7:46 AM
Common spring pests might start pestering you soon, according to bug experts.
Keep bugs away this summer with these 5 DIY hacks
Keep bugs away this summer with these 5 DIY hacks
August 03, 2017; 8:26 AM
Warm weather potentially invites many unwelcome pests into our homes and outdoor spaces.
Verily releases millions of mosquitoes to help combat Zika in California
Verily releases millions of mosquitoes to help combat Zika in California
August 01, 2017; 9:47 AM
A branch of Google's parent company, called Verily, is creating millions of infertile male mosquitoes, using a robot, in order to help fight the Zika virus.
How to keep mosquitoes away from your deck and home
How to keep mosquitoes away from your deck and home
June 21, 2017; 7:59 AM
While it may not be possible to shield your yard and home from mosquitoes completely, there are several techniques that can allow you to reduce their numbers dramatically.
How to avoid Zika when traveling this summer
How to avoid Zika when traveling this summer
June 19, 2017; 12:33 PM
Find out how to keep you and your family safe when traveling to high-risk areas this summer.
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