The heavy rains of the past year have led to some funny-looking growth in one reader’s trees, but WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says it’s nothing to worry about. Find out about aeration and deer-repelling methods as well.
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Michael Reiskind, North Carolina State University (THE CONVERSATION) After Hurricane Florence, reports started rolling in of “giant mosquito” sightings…
Did you try to grow a pumpkin indoors? Are you looking to aerate your lawn but are your plans foiled because of wet weather? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath answers your garden questions and more.
Exterminators will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday in a few Northern Virginia parks where one species has been found to be carrying the West Nile virus.
Monday is World Mosquito Day, and Terminix has released its list of Top 25 Mosquito Cities to — um, celebrate? Find out the buggiest burghs and how dangerous mosquitoes can actually be.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains what Dad really wants for Father’s Day, and explains how to stop mosquitoes — especially if they really seem to love you.
The year’s first mosquitoes are out for blood. So now’s the time to nip those bites in the bud. Here’s what you can do to shut them down for the summer.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there are more potential health risks from mosquitoes than just a few itchy bites.
“Zika, West Nile, Lyme and chikungunya — a growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea — have confronted the U.S. in recent years, making a lot of people sick. And we don’t know what will threaten Americans next,” Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the CDC, said in a statement.
Here’s how to easily (and safely) diminish the number of mosquitoes that would otherwise plague your backyard later in the summer.
Maryland officials say they have begun efforts to combat mosquitoes for the summer and are working to prevent the spread of Zika, a virus transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.
Summertime and the living is easy — until mosquitoes take aim at people enjoying the great outdoors. “The Bug Guy” Mike Raupp, gives you tips to keep these biting at bay this summer.
According to some experts, the cold-intolerant blood suckers most likely had more of a chance of surviving the winter.
WTOP’s Mike McGrath explains how to combat the mosquito menace.
What effects will the warm spell followed by the current cold snap have on bugs later this spring? A University of Maryland entomologist says it’s a mixed bag.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.