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Tips to keep those pesky mosquitoes away

Everyone knows about bug spray, but if you're serious about keeping that bite count down, there are more ways to prepare for those mosquitoes descending upon the D.C. area.

Monday - 05/26/2014, 11:55am EDT

Tags: Mike Raupp


Air Force to spray for mosquitoes

The Air Force says it will use a specially designed C-130 aircraft to spray for mosquitoes at Langley Air Force Base and other areas of Hampton Roads.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:11am EDT

Tags: Air Force, Langley Air Force Base,

West Nile popping up around region

It's still early in the season, but some of the first positive test results are popping up for West Nile virus from mosquitoes.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 09:48am EDT

Tags: Dick Uliano, West Nile,

True love: Why mosquitoes bite

One in five people are more appealing meals to mosquitoes, and if you're one of them, you probably know it.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:38am EDT

Tags: summer, DEET, deborah kotz, Joan Jones

Why mosquitoes love you -- and how to stop it (Video)

Does it seem like you get eaten up by mosquitoes more than other people? Well, you might be right.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 10:27am EDT

Tags: wsj, kyle cooper, Wall Street Journal

Precautions urged against West Nile virus

Public health officials are urging Maryland residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites to prevent infection with the West Nile virus.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:53am EDT

Tags: West Nile virus, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

How to repel mosquitoes the natural way

In the "tropical swamp of downtown D.C.," crushed plants, whirring fans and water warfare can all help repel the buzzing pests.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, toads, lawn mowing, lemon balm, gardening


How to make your lawn grub-proof

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives advice on how to keep that grass green and lush, hold the grubs at bay and safe ways to keep caterpillars away all.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 09:23am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, grass, caterpillar, Garden Plot, Milky Spore, stinkbugs, grubs, stink bugs


Garden Plot: How to beat back mosquitoes

Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 10:49am EDT

Tags: gardening, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, Tick Tubes, watering, ticks, lawn care

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