Bromeliads Shouldn’t be Blamed for Zika Spread

Author: Celeste Booth11 Comments

Care and Culture, Growing Outdoors, Insects

With the recent spread of the Zika virus, which is mostly transmitted by the Aedes mosquito species, bromeliads have become the focus of blame in South Florida. Because the water tank of a bromeliad can be used as breeding ground for mosquitoes, bromeliads have found themselves under the spotlight as being a major contributor of the Zika-spreading mosquitoes. While the reasoning of this blame comes from a good place, we cannot be so quick to condemn these plants. Let’s take a quick look at what we know, and how we can safely eliminate or reduce the mosquito’s breeding chances. What We Know Health officials […]

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