Canadian researchers hope to curb the spread of Zika and other mosquito borne diseases by luring the pests into homemade traps.
Mosquitoes love old tires.There’s something about the warm rubber—a chemical compound that the mosquitoes can smell, perhaps—that attracts the insects to lay their eggs in the tires’ hollow insides. In backyard settings, old tires are one of the biggest risk factors for mosquito breeding, producing up to a third of all mosquitoes in the area.
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