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2011-09-21 09:15:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 21, in residential areas of Highspire Borough and Swatara Township, Dauphin County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near...

2011-09-16 13:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will begin conducting emergency mosquito control operations in 18 counties affected by flooding. The department will conduct truck-mounted and aerial sprayings, targeting both larvae and adult mosquitoes. Floodwaters and heavy rains have created breeding grounds for the insects, leading to a dramatic rise in mosquito populations across the north-central, north-east and...

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...

2011-09-14 15:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 14, in residential areas of Lower Swatara Township and Middletown Borough, Dauphin County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. 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...

2011-09-13 11:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 15, in residential and recreational areas of Exeter, West Pittston, Wyoming, West Wyoming, Forty Fort, Edwardsville, Plymouth Township, Plains Township, Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke and Jenkins, Luzerne County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Monday and...

2011-09-12 16:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 14, in residential areas of Altoona City and Logan Township, Blair County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near this area of the township. The treatments will be administered...

2011-09-06 10:06:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to wet weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has canceled treatments to control adult mosquito populations in portions of Abington and Cheltenham townships, Montgomery County, that were scheduled for today and Tuesday, Sept. 7. DEP and the Montgomery County Health Department will continue to perform surveillance to detect populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes in these and other areas of the county. Certain...

2011-08-30 16:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Sept. 1, in portions of Straban, Tyrone and Butler townships, Adams County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. Mosquito samples taken by DEP officials in the area have been found to be infected with West Nile virus. The treatments will be administered with truck-mounted equipment to...

2011-08-30 16:23:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Sept. 1, in portions of Landingville Borough, Schuylkill County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2. Mosquito samples taken by DEP officials in the area have been found to be infected with West Nile virus. The treatments will be administered with truck-mounted...

2011-08-26 16:00:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 30, in portions of North Whitehall and South Whitehall townships, Lehigh County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus have been detected in these areas. The treatments will be administered with...


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2005-08-25 10:14:14

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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