mosquitoes

Mosquito on Flower

What Purpose do Mosquitoes Serve?

It’s often said that mosquitoes serve no purpose other than to annoy humans. This is easy to believe as you are swatting away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy …

Mosquito on leaf.

What You Need to Know Before Spraying for Mosquitoes

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than getting out of the house to enjoy nature right outside your door. Whether it’s grilling out with family, doing some gardening, …

hummingbird eating mosquitoes

Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Aedes aegypti, the primary Zika virus vector, feeds on human blood. Photo by James Gathany.

Three Natural Ways to Reduce Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are a persistent annoyance during the summer months, and while we can empathize with the fantasy of totally eradicating these biting insects in a tornado of poisons, we at …

A dragonfly gobbles an Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Photo by Eric Stavale.

Safeguard Safely Against Zika

D Scott Taylor in Mangroves

Twenty-Five Years in the Mud: How a Quirky Little Fish…

NWF on Dr. Oz Show’s “Dream Team”

We’ve Got A Fever, And The Only Prescription Is Less Climate Change

Discover Magazine’s cover story for the month of December—which I received yesterday, presumably because I’m some kind of fancy postal service VIP—feels like a Halloween holdover. Scary CGI mosquito, backlit …

8 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

  |   May 12, 2010

Don’t let these blood suckers ruin your outdoor fun

Part 2: 10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

Read Part 1 here… Remove unnecessary standing water around your home. Typical hot-beds for mosquito reproduction are clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, children’s play equipment, tarps and any debris that …

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