Controlling Zika mosquitoes may be 'lost cause'

May 3, 2016 12:35 AM

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Controlling Zika mosquitoes may be 'lost cause'

Aedes aegypti, the exotically named mosquito that transmits the Zika virus, defies almost everything Americans think they know about mosquitoes, which means that even experts know very little about how to control them.

The female Aedes aegypti — the ones that bite — hang out in your house, preferably under your bed. If door and window screens block her entrance into your house, she will settle down under your patio furniture. And unlike the mosquitoes that most cities target for destruction each summer, the Aedes ...

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