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2013-08-29 11:27:41

A malaria control method that targets mosquito larvae and pupae as they mature in standing water could be an important supplementary measure in the fight against the disease, according to a new report. The Cochrane review -- led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with Durham University and other researchers in the UK and US -- is the first systematic review looking at using larval source management (LSM) to control malaria, which causes an estimated...

2013-06-03 23:19:16

Groundbreaking developments expand range of safe applications designed to inhibit contact between mosquitoes and humans. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. (OLI), an ieCrowd company, filed for three new patents relating to the company´s cutting-edge drive to develop products derived from its patent-pending compounds capable of disrupting insects´ CO2 receptors — thereby inhibiting mosquitoes´ ability to detect humans. The three new patent...

2013-05-22 16:22:51

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has begun the 90(th) year of its reservoir mosquito control program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) Conducted annually since 1923, this public health program was started by company founder James B. Duke. It provides mosquito control along the shoreline of five of the company's largest urbanized reservoirs, including lakes James, Norman, Wylie, Wateree and Keowee. The program, which operates from...

2013-03-12 08:23:29

Thousands of dollars in prize money available including $3,000 top prize SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Life Sciences today launched a photo and caption contest on the ClariFly(®) Larvicide Facebook page asking future dairy professionals to share their pictures and thoughts on the industry. The ClariFly Future of Dairy Contest will run throughout the month of March and into April to celebrate National Agriculture Month and will award several prizes to...

2012-08-17 06:20:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the number of Wile Nile virus (WNv) cases, including 26 deaths, it is important to focus attention on mosquito management methods that are the most effective and do not introduce additional short- and long-term public health hazards with the use of toxic pesticides, public health advocates say. It is understandable that local, state, and federal officials want to act decisively, but that does not mean that the widespread use of...

2012-06-12 06:25:37

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For much of the United States, the record 2011-2012 mild winter and warm spring has meant an early emergence of mosquito populations and an expected longer breeding season. With that comes the nuisance the pests produce as well as the more serious danger of diseases such as West Nile Virus. As communities brace for the onslaught of these increased populations, and many municipalities struggle with ongoing budget constraints, Central Life...

2012-03-22 23:00:47

With FFAST® Bti, You Can Now Control Mosquito Larvae Further, and Faster, Than Ever Before Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has announced the launch of FFAST® Bti — a larvicide with proprietary “Film Forming Active Spray Technology” which controls mosquito larvae up to 300 feet from low volume (LV) and ultralow volume (ULV) spray equipment. FFAST technology retards evaporation of micronized...

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...

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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...

2010-06-21 09:43:00

ROSELLE, Ill., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarke, a global environmental products and services company, is honored today at the 2010 U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for their new Natular(TM) larvicide, which uses the active ingredient spinosad to control mosquito larvae in aquatic habitats. Clarke is recognized for developing a novel, patent-pending plaster matrix that releases optimal levels of product during times when mosquitoes breed. Clarke will receive the...