Gotthose CO2-emitting traps in your yard?
Great! You may think you’re outsmarting us with these devices, which emit carbon dioxide to lure us into a trap. But they may attract more of us than they are able to trap, increasing our presence in your yard. UV bug zappers are not effective either: Only a fraction of the pests they kill are mosquitoes。
If you’re a woman who’s expecting, you emit more carbon dioxide and your abdomen has a higher temperature than when you’re not pregnant,drawing some of us right to you. Sorry, baby。
When it comes to West Nile, end-of-summer bites may do more harm。
It’s simple logic: We bite birds who have the West Nile virus; then we bite humans and spread it. By summer’s end, we’ve had more chances to bite infected birds。