Sometimes it\’s hard to define what makes someone attractive. But for those being courted by mosquitoes, it could be due to their genetics.
They may not be welcome summer guests but they are certainly
expected. And this season, we\’ve seen a lot fewer mosquitoes — which the experts
say it\’s all about the weather.
The mosquito traps are out — and West Nile surveillance season
is underway in Maryland.
The 2014 West Nile virus season is underway in the D.C. region, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Studies show some mosquitoes are more attracted to people with specific body odors.
Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.
This week, Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has tips to find and maintain healthy basil plants, how to safely curb mosquitoes and tips for composting.
These DIY strategies can help prevent these blood sucking insects from ruining your outdoor activities.
Consumer Reports took a closer look at what worked to control mosquitoes and what didn\’t.
Resident of the D.C. metro area may want to wear some extra bug
repellent after ranking near the top of a list of cities with the most
mosquitoes in 2013.
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.
It\’s still early in the season, but some of the first positive test results are popping up for West Nile virus from mosquitoes.
One in five people are more appealing meals to mosquitoes, and if you\’re one of them, you probably know it.
Does it seem like you get eaten up by mosquitoes more than other people? Well, you might be right.
In the \”tropical swamp of downtown D.C.,\” crushed plants, whirring fans and water warfare can all help repel the buzzing pests.