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2011-07-15 00:00:36

Health officials have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after a positive test for West Nile Virus Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Health officials in Seminole County, Florida, have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after a positive test for West Nile Virus in several chickens. Recent rains and summer heat have made Florida, and other parts of the country, prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which can spread West Nile virus, dengue fever, encephalitis, canine heartworm and...

2011-07-12 00:00:55

Every homeowner needs to help in the fight against mosquitoes. Controlling the mosquito population is a collective effort. The key to removing mosquitoes is removing standing water, their breeding habitat. Mosquitoes don't need much water to breed. Even the water collected in old bottles and cans is enough. And mosquitoes don't need much time to develop -- only a week from egg to adulthood. With this combination of little water and little time, a small mosquito problem can quickly...

2011-06-06 15:34:00

State Officials Remind Public of Steps to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has reported its earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000, the Department of Environmental Protection said today. The first detection of 2011 was a mosquito collection in Morgan Township, Greene County, on May 17. Certain mosquito species carry the virus, which may cause humans to contract West Nile...

2011-06-02 00:00:30

According to the American Mosquito Control Association and Summit Responsible Solutions, High Demand Expected for Mosquito Control Products Due to Floods and Heavy Rains Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Record-setting floods in the Mississippi River basin and abnormally high rainfall amounts in the Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest and throughout the Pacific Northwest have resulted in a wet, soggy springtime in much of the US. All of this flooding and heavy rainfall means lots of standing...

2011-05-06 00:25:40

Researchers probing genetics of chikungunya virus identify tiny changes separating epidemic African strain and tamer Asian variety What causes a virus to suddenly begin infecting large numbers of people? Scientists have long known that the process they call "viral emergence" involves a wide variety of factors. Some are changes in the environment, either generated by natural causes or human activity. Others are internal, arising from accidental changes "” mutations "”in the virus'...

2011-03-16 13:54:05

Proteins could be used to develop new approaches for regulating mosquito reproduction, feeding, and behavior Researchers have identified 93 seminal fluid proteins and 52 sperm male-derived proteins that include candidates likely to affect the behavior and physiology of female mosquitoes of the species, Aedes aegypti. The results of this research, conducted by Laura Sirot (now at the College of Wooster) and fellow researchers in the labs of Laura Harrington and Mariana Wolfner at Cornell...

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2010-07-22 13:23:51

A scientific breakthrough might assist in the fight against mosquitoes. New research carried out at the University of Haifa in collaboration with researchers from other universities has chemically identified, for the first time, compounds released by mosquitoes' natural aquatic predators that function as warning signals for egg laying mosquitoes. Introducing these natural chemicals into mosquito breeding sites will cause the mosquitoes to sense risk of predation to their progeny and avoid...

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2010-06-28 11:36:09

Research could provide more effective treatment against West Nile Virus Protecting ourselves from backyard mosquito bites may come down to leaving the vacuuming for later, a study from York University shows. Rather than vacuuming the grass clippings out of catch basins before adding treatments to control mosquitoes, municipalities should leave the organic waste in place, the research found. "Catch basins are a permanent source of mosquitoes on every street. By putting S-methoprene in cleaned...

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2009-10-28 08:53:52

Chemical ecologists in the Walter Leal lab at the University of California, Davis, have identified the dominant odor naturally produced in humans and birds that attracts the blood-feeding Culex mosquitoes, which transmits West Nile virus and other life-threatening diseases.  The groundbreaking research explains why mosquitoes shifted hosts from birds to humans and paves the way for key developments in mosquito and disease control. Entomology professor Walter Leal and postdoctoral...

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2009-09-21 06:35:00

Most people will recall the West Nile virus scare that incited fear throughout North America just 10 years ago; however new mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S. and Europe are posing a farther greater health risk, an expert in the U.S. said on Friday. The Chikungunya virus first popped up in Africa in 2005, but has now greatly spread, leaving a trail of outbreaks and enumerable deaths in India and the French island of Reunion. Cases have even been reported in Italy and France, where the virus...


Latest Asian tiger mosquito Reference Libraries

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2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As with other members of the mosquito family, the female is outfitted with an elongated proboscis that she...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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