Feeling like a mosquito magnet? You aren’t crazy, says Ship alumnus, Dr. Craig Stoops ‘94. “Some people are more susceptible to bites than others. Mosquitoes can be attracted to different chemicals found in human skin.”

If you are getting bugged this summer, try these tips for reducing the appearance of mosquitoes and their bites:

  1. Consider a professional service.
  2. Get rid of standing water.
  3. Use safe repellents.
  4. Dress appropriately.
  5. Keep your landscaping clean.

See all of Stoops suggestions and read the full article HERE.

Dr. Craig Stoops ‘94 (www.mosquito-authority.com), LCDR (ret.) MSC USN, is a retired U.S. Navy Medical Entomologist and chief science officer at Mosquito® Authority, a mosquito control company. He has conducted mosquito control and research in the United States, South and Central America, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He holds a B.S. in biology from Shippensburg University.