mosquitoes

Asian tiger mosquito photo
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We talk with MSU entomologist Dr. Michael Kaufman about the threat of the Zika virus in Michigan.


What's in a mosquito's meal plan?

Aug 13, 2014
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As summer winds down and people try to make the most out of the beautiful Michigan environment, many may be fighting off nature’s age-old enemy: the mosquito. But what makes mosquitoes more attracted to some people than others? Many myths have circulated about the cause of this rather annoying phenomenon, but scientific research is also out there about what factors make mosquitoes swarm to certain people (Hint: It has to do with a lot more than blood).