Tag: mosquitos

July 22, 2019

Method eliminates dangerous mosquitos, spares other species

Researchers from Michigan State University and Sun Yat-Sen University in China have developed a novel approach to eliminating a mosquito that spreads viruses including dengue fever and Zika. The team...

December 9, 2016

It’s a win-win for bluebirds and vineyards

Putting up nest boxes in vineyards can help provide habitat for bluebirds while simultaneously helping growers keep pests off their grapes. In a new study published in The Auk: Ornithological...

August 18, 2016

Cardinals may protect Atlanta residents from West Nile virus

In Atlanta, Georgia, West Nile virus (WNV) is rampant — but only in birds. Humans in the area are relatively free of the mosquito-borne illness, and they may have cardinals...