If you have a taste for sweets, you have at least one thing in common with mosquitoes. While too much sugar is unhealthy for humans, a new product makes sweets deadly to mosquitoes.

At a presentation at the 254th meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Washington DC, researchers offered up a new option for managing mosquito populations by catering to their desire for sweet nectar. With funding support from the federal government, ISCA Technologies created a scent chemical so powerful that mosquitoes pass up blood to get a taste.

While a chocolate bar or fistful of candy may be what it… more


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