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2013-06-12 23:15:15

Mariner Biomedical is providing 2,000 towelettes packaged in individual pouches containing Deter Insect Repellent®, a scientifically proven natural insect repellent, to participants of the 2013 US Open Golf Tournament. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Mariner Biomedical, Inc. is providing Deter Insect Repellent® for the US Open Golf Tournament taking place at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA from June 13 through June 16, 2013. The company is furnishing 2,000 individually packaged...

Monster Mosquitoes Coming To Florida
2013-06-12 05:32:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant mosquitoes are coming, and while they´re not exactly the sort of thing that you´d find in an Ed Wood movie, they are far larger than the garden-variety member of this insect genus and are said to pack a painful bite. In fact, these mosquitoes — which are known as gallinippers or Psorophora ciliata — are 20 times larger than their more common cousins, according to ClickOrlando.com. Their coming was...

2013-06-11 23:14:23

According to the CDC, as of June 4, 2013 nine states have reported West Nile virus infections. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 2013 has brought with it record Lyme disease risk and now concerns about West Nile Virus. In Texas the first human case of West Nile has been confirmed in Anderson County. Health officials are urging people to take measures to protect themselves and their families. According to the CDC, nine states have reported West Nile virus infections. The CDC website states...

2013-06-06 23:38:10

EcoShield Pest Control, the nationwide pest control company, is expanding its services in three regions of the United States, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago Illinois and Houston Texas. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 EcoShield Pest Control, the nationwide pest control company, is expanding its services in three regions of the United States, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago Illinois and Houston Texas. The company, which has an established network of locations that serves customers in states like...

Cooler Temperatures Make Mosquitoes More Dangerous
2013-06-04 12:39:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases that weather could be influencing the transmission of the West Nile virus and other mosquito-related disease. The scientists said mosquitoes living in cooler temperatures have weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to dangerous viruses and more likely to transmit them to people. They said this connection is significant in light of global climate...

2013-06-03 23:19:16

Groundbreaking developments expand range of safe applications designed to inhibit contact between mosquitoes and humans. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. (OLI), an ieCrowd company, filed for three new patents relating to the company´s cutting-edge drive to develop products derived from its patent-pending compounds capable of disrupting insects´ CO2 receptors — thereby inhibiting mosquitoes´ ability to detect humans. The three new patent...

Mosquitoes Lose Their Sense Of Smell After Genetic Mutations
2013-05-30 05:45:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have altered the way insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET, in one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes. The findings, published in an issue of Nature, demonstrates that mosquitoes can be genetically manipulated using the latest research techniques. The results also pave the way to understanding...

Behavior Of Mosquitos May Be Immune Response, Not Parasite Manipulation
2013-05-22 14:30:43

Penn State Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos' immune response, according to Penn State entomologists. "Normally, after a female mosquito ingests a blood meal, she matures her eggs and does not take another one until the meal is digested," said Lauren J. Cator, postdoctoral fellow in entomology and a member of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State. "If infected,...


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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