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2012-06-20 06:26:19

RICHMOND, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the summer of 2012 may be one of the worst on record in years for mosquitoes. But the upcoming "National Mosquito Control Awareness Week" (June 24 - 30) sponsored by the American Mosquito Control Association, is bad news for mosquitoes as it brings heightened attention on what Americans can do to protect themselves from the pesky and disease-bearing vectors. Whether from the...

2012-06-14 23:00:39

Higher Infection Rates of Tick-Borne Diseases Occur in Children Ages 2-14 Making Them a Prime Target for Ticks during Their Summer Camp Vacations. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 School´s out and it´s almost time to send the kids off to camp. Parents across the country are packing travel bags filled with swim goggles, sunscreen and other summertime necessities for their children, but one of the most important things parents need to keep in mind as their young ones head off to...

2012-05-22 02:26:23

RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids rejoice as outdoor pools open, backyard grills are dusted off and all of a sudden white is popping up replacing blue jeans. Yes, the unofficial start to summer is upon us, and unfortunately, so is a bumper crop of mosquitoes and ticks. The summer of 2012 is being predicted by health officials as one of the worst seasons in recent history for mosquitoes and ticks, but there are five simple steps you can follow to protect yourself to keep...

2012-05-21 23:01:01

Skin expert Dr. Elma Baron offers tips on prevention of bites that may spoil your summer fun. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It´s summertime, and that means mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs are on the loose. Here´s how to avoid the itches and illnesses they carry. In the U.S., mosquitoes are mainly nuisances leaving bites that itch, turn red and swell. But in recent years they have become carriers of West Nile Virus, a disease that usually has mild or even no symptoms but can...

2012-05-16 02:30:21

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring brings welcomed warmer weather when everyone wants to be outside. But, danger lurks in the form of unwelcome insects and ticks that can transmit a variety of diseases to humans. "Ticks can infect thousands of people with a number of serious, sometimes deadly, illnesses including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and others," says Marc Dolan, senior research biologist at the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne...

2012-05-10 10:23:41

Public Urged to Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania today reported the earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000. The infected mosquito was found May 3 in Exeter Township, Berks County, the departments of Environmental Protection and Health announced today. "The unseasonably warm weather in March caused the virus cycle to begin early this year," DEP Secretary Mike...

Mosquito Repellant Could Be Frightening For Mosquitoes!
2012-02-28 04:08:12

[ Watch the Video ] Repellant overwhelms their odor sensors, scaring them away In a small, narrow, temperature-controlled lab room at Vanderbilt University live some of the most deadly and dangerous animals in the world. "These are Anopheles mosquitoes that still think that they're in Central Africa. We won't tell them any different," says Laurence Zwiebel, professor of molecular biology and pharmacology. Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes can be killers. In warmer climates, the...

2011-09-16 16:22:00

Aerial Spray Will Target 45,000 Flood-ravaged Acres WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Sept. 19, in Wilkes-Barre and surrounding communities in Luzerne County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the spraying will be rescheduled. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in...

2011-09-16 12:26:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evenings of Monday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 20, in portions of Bristol and Bensalem townships, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near these areas of the county. The treatments will be administered with...

2011-06-30 00:00:27

Evergreen Researchâ“ž¢ creates a safe and pure all natural formula to repel annoying pesky biting insects. After extensive research the company has decided to release the key ingredients to their patent pending formula. The ingredients are derived from plants and injected in their environmentally friendly products. Having these ingredients as a base makes Evergreen Researchâ“ž¢ products not only a defense against biting insects, but...