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Culex tarsalis mosquito

Culex tarsalis mosquito

A new study by a bevy of expert mosquito researchers offers an important warning to consumers: Products claiming to reduce mosquito populations with salt-water solutions are simply ineffective. In a series of lab tests conducted in five locations using nine species of mosquito—including Culex tarsalis, shown here—researchers found no evidence that adult mosquitoes are killed by salt ingested at concentrations used in several popular mosquito-control products. The findings are reported in a new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. (Photo by Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

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