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Expert view: Incognito mosquito

There are about 3,500 different species of mosquitoes around the world.Most of these mosquito species bite animals to drink their blood – but only the female mosquitoes do, since the reason they bite animals for blood is to get the nutrients to make eggs. Female mosquitoes lay eggs on the surface of standing water, which…

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Expert View: Let’s talk about ticks

Ticks are arachnids that feed on animal blood in order to grow and reproduce. Compared to insects, which have six legs, ticks and other arachnids have eight legs. They are hematophages, meaning they meet all their nutritional needs through eating blood, and need a blood meal to grow from one life stage to another. This…

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