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By following the "nose" of fruit flies, Yale scientists are on the trail of new insect repellents that may reduce the spread of infectious disease and damage to agricultural crops.
It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey.
Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems.
Fire up the citronella-scented tiki torches, and slather on the DEET: Everybody knows these simple precautions repel insects, notably mosquitoes, whose bites not only itch and irritate, but also transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, malaria and dengue.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reported this year's first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual is a 69-year-old man from Philadelphia County. West Nile virus is spread to people and animals by infected mosquitoes.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health reminds Pennsylvanians to take precautions to reduce exposure to mosquitoes as the season arrives for West Nile virus, or WNV, infections.
Tips for protecting your skin this summer YONKERS, N.Y., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memo to beach bums: get ready to pump it and spray it, and don't apply it in the wind.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of the McLaughlin Gormley King Company's (MGKÂ®) insect repellent business.
UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal identifies the chemical source of an annoying attraction.
- The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.