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.
Abandoned car tires are known for providing attractive egg-laying sites for mosquitoes, but new research shows that tires—especially when covered in snow—also insulate mosquito eggs from harsh winter temperatures.
First arriving in California in 2014, the mosquito species Aedes notoscriptus, native to Australia and the southwest Pacific, has since established and spread to 44 cities in three counties. A new study examines the public health implications of this species and documents its likely arrival and expansion routes.