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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.
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 donâ€™t need much water to breed.
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.
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.
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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.
New research has chemically identified, for the first time, compounds released by mosquitoesâ€™ natural aquatic predators that function as warning signals for egg laying mosquitoes.
Research could provide more effective treatment against West Nile Virus.
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.
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 US and Europe are posing a farther greater health risk.
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...
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...
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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