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Why you're so attractive to mosquitos

Sometimes it's hard to define what makes someone attractive. But for those being courted by mosquitoes, it could be due to their genetics.

Saturday - 09/13/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Tags: mosquito, Mike Raupp, Megan Cloherty

Mosquitoes are crashing fewer BBQs this summer

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.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:05pm EDT

Tags: mosquito, Megan Cloherty

Maryland health officials warn against West Nile, new virus

The mosquito traps are out -- and West Nile surveillance season is underway in Maryland.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, mosquito, chikungunya, West Nile virus

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in D.C. area

The 2014 West Nile virus season is underway in the D.C. region, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, West Nile virus, Prince William County, Woodbridge, Va.

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Studies show some mosquitoes are more attracted to people with specific body odors.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 06:11am EDT

Tags: Jasmine Song, mosquito, DEET, Plants, Dr. Mercola

How to stay healthy on your vacation

Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: vacation, summer, Anthony Fauci, NIH, CDC, Kristi King

Garden Plot: Beware of basil blight and how to curb mosquitoes with BTI

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.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 08:20am EDT

Tags: garden plot, tilling, weeds, basil,

Low-maintenance ways to ward off pesky mosquitoes this summer

These DIY strategies can help prevent these blood sucking insects from ruining your outdoor activities.

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 09:06am EDT

Tags: Jasmine Song, mosquito, U.S. News and World Report

Zappers among ineffective mosquito-control measures

Consumer Reports took a closer look at what worked to control mosquitoes and what didn't.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:05am EDT

Tags: mosquito, Kristi King

D.C. among cities where you're more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes

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.

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 12:27pm EDT

Tags: Orkin, mosquito,

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