Mosquitoes and Inequality

Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito
Photo: James Gathany

Rising income inequality is a hot topic in the US in 2017. Poor people are often congregated in neighborhoods with lower services and lower quality. A study in Baltimore found that inequality applies to the distribution of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes. Poor neighborhoods have larger populations of mosquitoes than wealthy ones. Why?

The factors with the greatest influence on mosquito population are precipitation and vegetation. …

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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