Posted in February 2013

Mosquitoes Immune To DEET?

Mosquitoes Immune To DEET?

What has long been thought to be the best repellent for mosquitoes, has now lost its effectiveness; research shows that mosquitoes are growing immune to DEET. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published the results in the medical journal Plos One, showing that mosquitoes are ignoring DEET after first exposure. The … Continue reading

Bug Love – Mosquitoes Sing Duet in Perfect Harmony

Bug Love – Mosquitoes Sing Duet in Perfect Harmony

In theme with Valentine’s Day, scientists have discovered more behind the annoying buzzing of mosquitoes: there is bug love, or rather, mosquitoes singing in perfect harmony when choosing a mate. The study was conducted on the mosquito species Aedes Aegypti, which is known to carry mosquito-borne disease like Dengue Fever & Yellow Fever. Researcher Ronald … Continue reading