Aiming to understand the biology of this complex mosquito will help track how changes in the environment are affecting the behaviour of this animal.
The sight and smell of smouldering mosquito coils is a mainstay of summer. But is all that smoke really keeping away the swarms of mosquitoes, and is breathing in the smoke worse than mosquito bites for our health?
Planning a trip to the tropics? You might end up bringing home more than just a tan and a towel.
There is no treatment or vaccine for Ross River virus; the only way to prevent is to avoid mosquito bites.
Only half of Australia’s approximately 400 different species of mosquitoes have been scientifically named and described. So how are scientists able to tell the unnamed species apart?
The debate about Lyme disease and its presence in Australia that has occupied media headlines and the minds of scientists and health professionals for more than three decades.
While the technology has promise, commercially available mosquito-repellent clothing isn’t the answer to all our mozzie problems.
Expansion of the blacklegged and other tick populations across Canada over the last few years mean an increased risk of diseases like Lyme disease. But even back home in Australia where the tick season is also restarting, it is wise to do a full body tick check on ourselves and our pets when we come in from the outdoors.
An increasing number of people bitten by Australian native ticks develop an illness with symptoms that are often similar to Lyme borreliosis.