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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...

2012-08-17 06:20:40

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thus far in 2012, 43 states have seen 693 reported cases of the West Nile virus infection resulting in 26 deaths, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With almost half of the West Nile cases being reported from Texas, the city of Dallas has officially declared itself in a state of emergency due to the rapidly spreading West Nile Virus infections. Whether you live in an area currently experiencing a West Nile...

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2012-08-15 15:20:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The West Nile Virus has hit the North Texas area with a brute force this year, sending Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to declare the area is facing a major emergency. So far, West Nile has killed 26 people nationwide, 14 of which were located in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With Rawlings´ proclamation, the areas are free to be sprayed to kill any infected...

2012-08-14 10:21:21

Public urged to take steps to avoid infection, prevent mosquito breeding HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three additional human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been identified in Pennsylvania, the state departments of Health and Environmental Protection reported today. Two of the illnesses are in Delaware County men; the third involves a woman in Centre County. All were hospitalized with meningitis and are recovering. This brings to five the total...

2012-08-14 02:30:20

LONDON, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't let itchy, unsightly bug bites ruin your well-deserved holidays to Bodrum [http://www.thomascook.com/lp/1x6-enbynk/holidays-bodrum ]. Read on for our top tips on how to keep insects away and what to do if you get bitten. We've all been there. You're getting mauled by mozzies while dining alfresco so you decide to go back to the villa, only to hear that dreaded high-pitched buzzing sound in your room when you turn the lights...

2012-08-06 10:24:10

Pennsylvanians reminded to take steps to avoid infection HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's first human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) of 2012 have been detected. A Franklin County woman is now recovering after being hospitalized with meningitis due to WNV. A Lancaster County woman is also recovering after contracting West Nile fever, the milder form of WNV. Due to an unprecedented level of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus, the Department of...

2012-07-25 23:01:34

US Department of Defense Found ThermaCELL Repels Up To 97% of Mosquitoes Bedford, MA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Triple E infected mosquitoes have been reported in Massachusetts as well as West Nile infected mosquitoes in several regional areas throughout the U.S. including Texas and Louisiana. Consumers are concerned and want DEET-free protection with options such as ThermaCELL lanterns and appliances so they do not have to worry about topical chemicals. ThermaCELL, the most effective area...

Insects Aren't Bugged By Summer Heat
2012-07-25 14:40:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The summertime heat may bug humans, but America´s insect population can´t get enough of it. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), this year´s record high temperatures have brought the bugs out from the woodwork as pests such as ants, fleas, ticks and black widow and brown recluse spiders are increasing. The heat is causing a greater number of insects to come out early in the day to eat and...

2012-07-18 06:27:27

OXFORD, England, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec scientists have reported the creation of a new flightless strain of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. The breakthrough, reported in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could help stop the spread of this dangerous and invasive pest. The Asian tiger mosquito is a serious nuisance biter, but is also capable of transmitting dengue fever, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus and a host of other diseases. In the...

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2012-07-11 15:22:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Florida residents are voicing their opposition to the release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes by a British pest control company; despite the fact that the pesky critters were engineered to impede the spread of dengue fever. Dengue Fever, which comes from a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, was first recognized in the 1950s, yet has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in tropical...


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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