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2013-07-05 23:18:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics exposes the four most common ingredients found within US insect repellents and Dr. Marta Katalenas shares tips for applying repellents effectively. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 As warm summer months continue, insect repellents become a necessity for many US families. However with the variety of repellent products out there, it can be difficult to determine the safest, most effective option for protecting children from mosquito bites. According to a...

2013-06-17 12:22:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent rains and rising temperatures create the perfect conditions for mosquito breeding, and the state departments of Environmental Protection, Health and Agriculture today reminded residents to guard against mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile virus. "Last year proved to be a record season for West Nile virus in Pennsylvania," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "More than 3,400 mosquito samples tested positive for...

2012-09-20 23:01:21

With all of the cases of West Nile you hear about on the news it is tempting to load up on bug spray every time you go outside, but by doing this what are the tradeoffs? Insect repellents come in all different formulations from all natural ingredients like citronella or eucalyptus to using manmade chemicals like picaridin and DEET. Many of these bug sprays are considered safe enough by the EPA for limited use at controlled levels, but what does that mean? (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 With...

2012-08-23 10:24:28

SAINT LOUIS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A mild winter, early spring and hot summer have caused more reported infections of West Nile virus this year than any other year since 2004, according to public health officials. The majority of West Nile virus cases are reported in August and September - peaking in mid-August - but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expects this year's season to last into fall. Through August 21, a total of 1,118 cases of West Nile virus,...

2012-07-25 23:01:34

US Department of Defense Found ThermaCELL Repels Up To 97% of Mosquitoes Bedford, MA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Triple E infected mosquitoes have been reported in Massachusetts as well as West Nile infected mosquitoes in several regional areas throughout the U.S. including Texas and Louisiana. Consumers are concerned and want DEET-free protection with options such as ThermaCELL lanterns and appliances so they do not have to worry about topical chemicals. ThermaCELL, the most effective area...

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...

2011-10-06 15:42:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Friday, Oct. 7, in portions of Richland Township and Quakertown Borough, 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 truck-mounted equipment...

2011-10-04 12:30:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the West Bristol section of Bristol Township, 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 this area of the county. The treatments will be administered with truck-mounted equipment to...

2011-09-27 09:50:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 28, in portions of Concord and Chadds Ford townships, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29. High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near these areas of the county. The treatments...

2011-09-23 08:37:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Sept. 26, in portions of New Hope Borough, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near this area of the...