Will heavy rains lead to more mosquitoes?


The answer is not simple, scientists say.

A mosquito is bloated with blood as it inserts its stinger into human flesh in this undated file photo obtained from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Courtesy

Evan O’Loughlin of Boston was birdwatching earlier this week at one of his favorite places in the city, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, when he was suddenly overwhelmed by hungry mosquitoes looking for their next meal.

“(I) belatedly put repellent on my arms but then they just went after my face instead,” O’Loughlin, 35, a postdoctoral biomedical researcher, said after taking to Twitter to

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