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Month: July 2022

Viruses Can Change Your Scent to Make You More Attractive to Mosquitoes, New Research in Mice Finds

Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal. Over 1 million deaths per year are attributed to mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, Zika and chikungunya fever. How mosquitoes seek out and feed on their hosts are important factors in how a virus circulates in nature. Mosquitoes spread diseases by acting as carriers of viruses and other pathogens: A… Read more »

Pollinator Haven: Create a Toxin-Free Yard for Critical Critters

The IPM Institute of North America’s community integrated pest management manager, Ryan Anderson, discussed managing toxin-free lawns in a recently published article by Natural Awakenings: Aimée Code has stopped trying to grow roses in her Eugene, Oregon, backyard, where the ground is too muddy for them to flourish. If we stick to plants that do… Read more »