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Mosquitoes Are Adapting To Avoid Pesticides, Study Shows

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Mosquitoes Are Adapting , To Avoid Pesticides, Study Shows.
Mosquitoes Are Adapting , To Avoid Pesticides, Study Shows.
ABC News reports mosquitoes could be more intelligent than we give them credit.
A recent study of two species of mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti
and Culex quinquefasciatus... .
... found that females had adapted to
avoid pesticides, considering they
survived initial exposure.
... found that females had adapted to
avoid pesticides, considering they
survived initial exposure.
Scientists hypothesized mosquitoes' resistance to pesticides for decades.
Scientists hypothesized mosquitoes' resistance to pesticides for decades.
How much they had adapted
was unclear until now.
Mosquitoes have been learning. , Frederic Tipet, behavioral ecologist, Keele University, via ABC News.
We just didn't
know about it. , Frederic Tipet, behavioral ecologist, Keele University, via ABC News.
A 2012 study illustrated mosquitoes'
learning capabilities by proving the insect associates
positive and negative experiences with sight and smell.
So they're there. They get this first bad experience. , Frederic Tipet, behavioral ecologist, Keele University, via ABC News.
And if we don't kill them
at first instance, then they
learn to avoid that. , Frederic Tipet, behavioral ecologist, Keele University, via ABC News
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