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Florida is expected to get an influx of gallinippers next summer—a type of mosquito that’s twenty times bigger than normal. While it’s not believed to carry disease, its bite hurts—and it’s active all day and night, not just twilight hours. And yes, there is the benefit that it eats other pests, including mosquitoes. However, few […]

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DEET, the bug repellent commonly used in sprays, clothing, candles, and other insect repellent products, may be becoming ineffective. According to British researchers, it seems mosquitoes, a few hours after their first exposure to DEET, don’t mind it so much. DEET (so we think) works by being a strong smell mosquitoes don’t like. According to […]

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