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Mosquitos and Bacteria

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 14, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 16:27

Guest: Dr. Jeff Tomberlin, Texas A&M entomologist  Mosquitos sometimes make the decision to sit outside and enjoy the summer a painful one. What makes mosquitos like us so much? Entomologist Jeff Tomberlin has recently found evidence that the bacteria on our skin have a way of sending a message to mosquitos that's pretty much like ringing a dinner bell. But now for the good news- Dr. Tomberlin and his colleagues think they might be able to mute that message so mosquitos steer clear.