Argentine Researchers Develop Artificial Attractant for Kissing Bugs

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By Ed Ricciuti Despite its name, the pop-eyed insect known as the “kissing bug” is anything but affectionate, at least when it comes to people. Its name is derived from a nasty habit of dropping out of the darkness and biting sleepers, frequently on the face and often around the mouth. In the American tropics, […]

New Trap Proves Effective Against the Mosquito that Transmits Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya

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By Harvey Black As concern and controversy swirl about the Zika virus, Argentinian researchers have developed a new trap that can be used to effectively monitor and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary transmitter of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. The trap is described in the Journal of Medical Entomology. The […]