Scientists have identified the chemical (produced in humans) that attracts the Culex mosquito to human beings and birds. Here's a snip:
Scientists at the Univ. of California, Davis, have identified the dominant odor naturally produced in humans and birds that attracts the blood-feeding Culex mosquitoes, which transmit West Nile virus and other life-threatening diseases.
The groundbreaking research, published this week in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains why mosquitoes shifted hosts from birds to humans and paves the way for key developments in mosquito and disease control.
And the link: http://www.rdmag.com/News/2009/10/Gener ... iV1KLy8orb
Without getting ahead of ourselves, it's good news for our friends in the tropics.
Hope you all had a good day today