• Tampa Dec 22, 2019

    ‘Pest Hellhole': Inside Florida's Itchy War on Mosquitoes

    Battling the winged beasts before modern methods wasn’t easy. Desperate early Floridians tried everything, from slathering their bodies in lumps of bear fat to burning oily rags. Indigenous people avoided mangrove trees, where mosquitoes breed in the summertime, and used nets to cover up. Spaniards hid from the hungry skeeters under their armor as they trudged through the marshes....

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