April 12, 2016

Zika alert

The aedes aegypti mosquito has received a lot of PR in recent months. The female is the one that transmits Zika and other diseases, and she will bite during the day. After doing yardwork yesterday (wearing DEET to thwart chiggers), I researched what she looked like. Seriously? You think I can see these white markings? Before I swat her?

More important, this mosquito already lives in 30 states. And Virginia is one of them.