Latest Mosquito control Stories
Health officials have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after a positive test for West Nile Virus Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Health officials in Seminole County, Florida, have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after a positive test for West Nile Virus in several chickens.
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 donâ€™t need much water to breed.
According to the American Mosquito Control Association and Summit Responsible Solutions, High Demand Expected for Mosquito Control Products Due to Floods and Heavy Rains Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Record-setting floods in the Mississippi River basin and abnormally high rainfall amounts in the Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest and throughout the Pacific Northwest have resulted in a wet, soggy springtime in much of the US.
RICHMOND, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Memorial Day and the outdoor entertaining season, Mosquito Squad (www.mosquitosquad.com), America's leading company dedicated to eliminating mosquitoes and ticks, is providing tips to help Americans take back their yards. While generally a nuisance, mosquitoes and ticks can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile and Lyme disease.
ESA is helping to take the bite out of mosquitoes and their deadly diseases by tracking their distribution and habitat via observation satellites, satnav, and mobile communications.
Scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Washington, Seattle, have taken an important step towards developing control measures for mosquitoes that transmit malaria.
There are over 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide.
Scientists have discovered a new type of mosquito that is unlike any that have been documented before and could complicate the fight against malaria even further.
Just as raging hormones are part of the process of a child's maturation through the teen years to adulthood, juvenile hormones, a group of insect isoprenoids, play an important role as butterflies, fruit flies and mosquitoes transform their body structures as they molt from larva to pupa and then adults.
Research carried out in Mali, West Africa, has demonstrated that a new, safe and uncomplicated insect control method, developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, can bring about a serious decline in malaria-bearing mosquitoes in afflicted regions in the world.
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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