In regions where bed nets are common, some mosquitoes have shifted their feeding times to avoid the nets. A new study digs into the genetic basis for this behavioral shift.
A new study finds three compounds derived from flowers show significant tick-repellent properties in field trials. While further evaluation for safety and effectiveness remains, the compounds could provide viable new options for products to prevent tick bites.
A new study finds zero evidence that flies and cockroaches can carry the virus that causes COVID-19 from one surface to another—adding to a chorus of studies finding no role among arthropods in coronavirus transmission.
A new meta-analysis indicates that the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) travels an average distance of 106 meters in mark-release-recapture studies, a figure that could play an important role in mosquito-management efforts.