Light pollution may extend mosquitoes’ biting season

Read the full story from Ohio State University.

A new study’s finding that urban light pollution may disrupt the winter dormancy period for mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus could be considered both good news and bad news. The good news is that the disease-carrying pests may not survive the winter if their plans to fatten up are foiled. The bad news is their dormancy period, known as diapause, may simply be delayed — meaning they’re biting humans and animals longer into the fall.

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