Insects

Latest

How Mosquitoes' Saliva Can Worsen Diseases They Transmit

Substances in mosquito saliva trigger immune system responses that can increase the severity of the diseases they transmit, like Zika virus, West Nile, malaria, and dengue fever.

By Diane Domina

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.

By Lauren Arcuri

Bugs in the Pantry Bring Chance to Make Healthier Choices

Bugs Yuck! I found that my pantry had come under attack by some sort of bug so I’ve been in the process of clearing that area out. I’ve tossed several food products that had become infested, although I still need to go through the spice jars to deter...

By Dorian Martin