Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 12:48 EDT

Latest Mosquito Stories

2011-09-23 08:37:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Sept. 26, in portions of New Hope Borough, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27. 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 the...

2011-09-21 13:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Sept. 22, in residential areas of North Annville Township, Lebanon 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 these areas of the county. The...

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...

New Threat Closes In On Iconic Galápagos Wildlife
2011-09-18 06:55:47

  Renewed vigilance over the biosecurity of the Galápagos Islands is needed, based on new research on the risk posed by West Nile virus. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the University of Leeds and the New York State Department of Health, together with the Galápagos National Park Service and University of Guayaquil, have been studying the disease threat posed by Islands' mosquito populations. They have discovered that a species of...

2011-09-16 16:22:00

Aerial Spray Will Target 45,000 Flood-ravaged Acres WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Sept. 19, in Wilkes-Barre and surrounding communities in Luzerne County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the spraying will be rescheduled. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in...

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 15:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Sept. 15, in residential areas of South Hanover and Swatara townships, 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 these areas of the...

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...


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...

0_57c89d5bd133fff5bf10b17b705f87c1
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...

0_ece7a7452c980f6d9af85b0f26faea55
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...

40_e023233a5106a95139850b0bd4da8f66
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...

More Articles (6 articles) »