Jul 22 2010
July 22, 2010 The Jerusalem Post, n-tv.de (German), newKerala.com (India)
Female mosquitoes have been “tricked” into not laying their eggs by University of Haifa researchers, who have isolated the natural chemicals released by their enemies that serve as a warning signal that reproducing is too dangerous. Described by the scientists as a “breakthrough,” the discovery will soon be published in the prestigious journal Ecology Letters. The technique may prove to be an effective way of fighting mosquitoes without using pesticides.