Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

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Natural treatment prevents mosquitos from biting through human skin

Every year, mosquitoes are to blame for approximately 350 million human ailments, a number that is likely to rise as climate change increases the insect population. A recent study demonstrated that light pollution may be responsible for the extension of the mosquito blood-feeding season. A natural Read More...

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Grow these plants around your home as natural mosquitos repellents

While there are countless positives that come with the warmer seasons, there’s one huge downside.  Yep, mosquitos! These pesky insects can leave us itching all over with unpleasant swollen and scabbed skin. We try to do everything we can to keep these bugs away, from candles to aerosols and Read More...

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Don’t toss that dead mosquito! Mail it to this scientist instead

It may sound like a strange request, but Canadian scientist Dan Peach is asking people to send him dead mosquitos via post. Each squished bugger, argues Peach, can provide useful insights as he explores exactly how far mosquitos are traveling as a result of global warming. Climate change and Read More...

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Could genetically modified mosquitoes mean the end of malaria?

Managing mosquito populations is a key component to reducing malaria rates, but as anyone who has spent a summer evening outdoors knows, these pesky insects can be tough to work against. However, a landmark study has found that genetically modified mosquitoes can be introduced to keep insect Read More...

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Got pests? Keep them at bay with these natural repellents

The summer season is drawing to a close, which means that pests will be making a valiant effort to get inside your home before colder weather hits. While some indoor pests are harmless, they can be irritating and in the case of termites and mosquitoes, dangerous to your family and your home. Many Read More...

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Redesigning houses in sub-Saharan Africa can reduce malaria infections

While some scientists are working to develop malaria vaccines with higher efficacy, others are keeping busy with more low-tech solutions to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.  One of the latest of such solutions comes from scientists at Durham University who discovered that building Read More...

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Crystallized insecticide is 12 times better at fighting malaria mosquitos

One of the main challenges to curbing the number of malaria-infected cases each year is the ability of the mosquitos that carry the disease to develop resistance to insecticides. Thankfully, researchers and public health officials are incessantly seeking alternatives with new modes of Read More...

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These easy-to-grow plants will help repel mosquitos from your garden

No one wants to be pestered by mosquitos while sitting in their garden. At the same time, almost everyone loves to be surrounded by lush plants. Fortunately, there are low-maintenance plants you can put in your garden that will both spruce up your garden and keep mosquitos at bay. Here you’ll Read More...

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Researchers discover microbe that completely stops malaria

A team of researchers in Kenya and the UK say they have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The researchers say the finding has "enormous potential" to control the disease. After all, malaria is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, so Read More...

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Coconut oil is better than the common repellent at keeping mosquitos away

Researchers have found another benefit of coconut oil: the oil performs better at protecting against malaria-carrying mosquitos than the active chemical ingredient in most insect repellents. Not only is the oil healthier, but it can also provide protection for up to two weeks while working against Read More...