The mosquito, in close-up
Why can’t these evil buzzing buggers just leave us alone? Blame humans encroaching on mosquito turf-wetlands and salt marshes paved for second homes and suburban sprawl—and arrivistes like the Asian tiger mosquito, a “container breeder” that thrives in damp tires and yard toys. Mosquitoes are short on predators, not offering much of a meal, even for bats.
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