Latest Mosquito control Stories
A report said Tuesday that the global fight against malaria is saving more and more lives, but progress remains fragile and more money is needed.
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.
ROSELLE, Ill., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarke, a global environmental products and services company, is honored today at the 2010 U.S.
Contrary to a widespread assumption, global warming is unlikely to expand the range of malaria because of malaria control, development and other factors that are at work to corral the disease.
In an editorial in the May 2010 issue of the prestigious journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Tulane University malaria researchers urge action to eliminate malaria from Hispaniola, the last island in the Caribbean where the disease occurs regularly.
Climate change is one reason malaria is on the rise in some parts of the world, new research finds, but other factors such as migration and land-use changes are likely also at play.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Haiti recovers from the devastating January 12th earthquake, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) expresses its concern for residents and relief workers alike. According to AMCA Technical Advisor and Retired U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today reminded Pennsylvania's citizens that although the number of West Nile Virus cases has dropped, the threat still exists.
Extreme wet weather in some parts of the United States has caused an increase in mosquitoes and their bites, which can cause disease like West Nile. David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation says since the pesky biters start life out as aquatic larvae in standing bodies of water -- as little as one-inch of water -- it's best to get rid of hot beds for mosquito reproduction. These include clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, play equipment, tarps and debris.
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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