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2013-01-21 08:21:54

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For close to two years now, scientists Jay Parrish and Jeff Riffell have devoted themselves to what many might consider an unusual endeavor--seeking to "mislead" mosquitos by effectively "rewiring" their brains. The two biologists, working at the University of Washington, have spent months studying the olfactory system of the mosquito, seeking ways to rewrite the behavioral patterns of the bloodsucking insects. The efforts of these two scientists...

2013-01-18 08:23:45

KOLDING, Denmark, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that now, in addition to being available in traditional white, Netprotect® bed nets are available in Zambia in decorative orange and green stripes. Which means that consumers can buy a mosquito bed net that is long lasting, strong, beautifully colored and contains an insecticide to kill mosquitoes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130118/PH44524 ) Netprotect® mosquito bed nets give consumers...

2013-01-17 08:26:59

KOLDING, Denmark, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, in addition to being available in traditional white, Netprotect® bed nets are available in Uganda in decorative red and white stripes. Which means that consumers can buy a mosquito bed net that is long lasting, strong, beautifully colored and contains an insecticide to kill mosquitoes. Netprotect® mosquito bed nets give consumers protection against annoying mosquito bites and malaria, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, and the...

2012-12-27 05:01:23

Atlanta Pest Control Company Announces Money-Saving Offer on Mosquito Misting Installation Service Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 ABC Home & Commercial Services is making Atlanta mosquito control more affordable with a money-saving offer. The savings applies to mosquito misting system installation. The system is installed around areas that have the heaviest mosquito activity, and the misting of a mosquito repellent is done automatically at times when mosquitoes are typically most...

Mosquitoes May Fly Well In The Rain, But They Fail In The Fog
2012-11-19 15:41:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have determined that despite their amazing ability to fly in the rain, mosquitoes fail miserably while trying to fly in heavy fog. Scientists reported at the 65th meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics that just like airplanes, the blood-sucking insects are grounded when fog thickens. "Raindrop and fog impacts affect mosquitoes quite differently," Georgia Tech researcher...

Using Knowledge And Proven Insecticides To Bait Mosquitoes
2012-11-13 17:42:23

U.S. Department of Agriculture While one team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists is testing the effectiveness of pesticides against mosquitoes, another group is learning how repellents work. At the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) in Gainesville, Fla., entomologist Sandra Allan is using toxic sugar-based baits to lure and kill mosquitoes. Allan and her CMAVE cooperators are evaluating insecticides and...

2012-10-02 13:03:53

Research finds snakes play role in transmission cycle of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus, one of the most lethal mosquito-borne viruses affecting horses and humans; opens door to strategy to counter spread of highly pathogenic virus Snakes in the wild serve as hosts for the deadly mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalomyelitis Virus (EEEV), possibly acting as a "bridge" to the next season, according to researchers studying endemic areas in the Tuskegee National Forest in Alabama....

2012-10-01 23:01:49

Insect Shield® Repellent Technology helps explain the symptoms to watch for, how to stay protected and who is most at risk. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 According to the CDC, as of September 25, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. 3,545 cases have been reported thus far in 2012. This number is the highest of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the last week in September since 2003. Where is the biggest...

2012-10-01 12:17:02

University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as yet unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species. The Anopheles species of mosquitoes which transmits malaria in Africa is already widely studied by researchers. It prefers to rest indoors during the day and feed...

2012-10-01 02:30:26

SAO PAULO, Brazil, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec, the UK Biotech company pioneering an innovative new approach to combating Dengue fever, joined a UK trade mission to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro last week led by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron. Oxitec is a UK science export success story: it is collaborating with Brazilian companies to transfer new technologies developed in the UK to fight dengue fever. Dengue fever is a growing global problem and a major...


Latest Mosquito Reference Libraries

Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerate
2013-07-24 12:32:58

The black saddlebags (Tramea lacerate) is a species of skimmer dragonfly that can be found in North America. It prefers to reside near still water sources like ponds and ditches. This species reaches an average body length of 1.9 inches and holds a thin body that is black in color, although females may hold light mottled markings along the body. The head on both males and females is wide and brown in color. The dark markings that occur on base of the hind wings have given it the common name,...

Chalk-fronted Corporal, Ladona Julia
2013-07-19 11:21:44

The chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona Julia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Canada and northern areas of the United States. Young individuals of this species are typically reddish-brown in color with a black stripe occurring along the back and white stripes occurring along the shoulders. As young individuals develop, they change colors, with females becoming almost completely brown with some grey markings. Males develop white pruinescence markings along the base...

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As with other members of the mosquito family, the female is outfitted with an elongated proboscis that she...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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