Mosquitoes

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami-Dade Fights Mosquitoes With Aerial Spraying

Are the mosquitoes bugging you? Depending on where you live, you may get a break thanks to aerial spraying for blood-suckers.

08/13/2015

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Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs

05/21/2015

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Millions Of GMO Insects Could Be Released In Florida Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

01/25/2015

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

3 New Cases Of Dengue Fever In Miami-Dade

Those pesky mosquitoes in South Florida are causing more problems. Health officials have issued a mosquito-borne disease alert for Miami-Dade County after confirming three more cases of locally acquired dengue fever.

CBS Miami–09/12/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Miami-Dade Fights War Against Mosquitoes With Aerial Spraying

South Florida remains under attack from mosquitoes and Thursday night, Miami-Dade County will fire the next shot in the war against these pesky critters.

08/07/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Air Force Joins Effort To Reduce Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

The Air Force is joining in the efforts to help control mosquito borne illnesses bugging South Florida.

07/31/2014

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Miami-Dade & Air Force Partner To Reduce Mosquito Infestation

Miami-Dade County has partnered with the Air Force Reserve to help reduce the infestation of mosquitoes in the area by aerial spraying.

07/29/2014

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Which Mosquito Repellents Actually Work?

Summer time in South Florida means brilliant sunshine, afternoon thunderstorms and lots and lots of mosquitoes.
There are plenty of sprays, candles, and other treatments out there but which ones actually work?

07/25/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Smartphone Apps Are Helping Users Avoid Mosquitoes

Next time you’re having issues with mosquitoes the problem can be solved as easily as pulling out your smartphone.

07/23/2014

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Miami-Dade Fights War Against Mosquitoes With Aerial Spraying

South Florida is under attack from mosquitoes but Miami-Dade County is about to fire the next shot in the war against these pesky critters.

07/18/2014

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