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There are thousands of species of mosquitoes. Killing them all might not be advisable, but controlling how they interact with us would be good -- so that we can prevent various mosquito-borne diseases. If you hate mosquito bites, check out a few of these links to learn more about your tiny tiny nemeses. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Jun 2015 @ 7:27pm

    just get rid of the biting kinds?

    do all mosquitoes bite?

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      The Burning Map (profile), 30 Jun 2015 @ 6:42am

      Re: just get rid of the biting kinds?

      No. There are a few species that do NOT feed on blood. Of the species that do feed on blood, which is usually used only for egg production and not as an energy resource, it is only the females that take blood meals.

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    1stworlder (profile), 30 Jun 2015 @ 12:21pm

    Mosquitos wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have illegal aliens brining cases of Dengue, Chikungunya & Chagas across our southern border. Several cases came through last summer.

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    HegemonicDistortion (profile), 30 Jun 2015 @ 8:26pm

    Fans

    For just sitting outside on the patio, one the best defenses is to run 1 or 2 large oscillating fans. They will disperse the exhaled carbon dioxide that attracts mosquitoes to begin with, and can physically repel them too, as they're very weak flyers.

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