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2011-07-18 14:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, July 19, in portions of North Londonderry, South Londonderry and South Annville townships in Lebanon County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 20. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments...

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2011-07-18 11:10:00

Inhibiting a molecular process cells use to direct proteins to their proper destinations causes more than 90 percent of affected mosquitoes to die within 48 hours of blood feeding, a team of biochemists at the University of Arizona found Mosquitoes die soon after a blood meal if certain protein components are experimentally disrupted, a team of biochemists at the University of Arizona has discovered. The approach could be used as an additional strategy in the worldwide effort to curb...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

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. Recent rains and summer heat have made Florida, and other parts of the country, prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which can spread West Nile virus, dengue fever, encephalitis, canine heartworm and...

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2011-07-13 12:30:00

Scientists in Tanzania are using the odor of human feet to lure in malaria-spreading mosquitoes. The traps attract up to four times as many mosquitoes as actual humans. Scientists hope this trap could drastically reduce the transmission rate of malaria, which is one of the biggest killers in the developing world. Scientists first came up with the idea after seeing how mosquitoes were drawn to smelly socks. The team persuaded volunteers to donate socks they had worn for at least ten...

2011-07-12 07:35:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Killing over 780,000 people each year, malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Finding a cure has been the goal of scientists for many years. Now a cheap and common medication used to treat lice in children and heartworm in pets, could add malaria to the list of diseases it helps control. According to the World Health Organization, new approaches to combat malaria are in constant demand. Current methods of avoiding transmission rely mainly on sleeping...

2011-07-12 00:00:55

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 don't need much water to breed. Even the water collected in old bottles and cans is enough. And mosquitoes don't need much time to develop -- only a week from egg to adulthood. With this combination of little water and little time, a small mosquito problem can quickly...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

Incidence of tick attachments reduced by 93 percent among workers wearing Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel Chapel Hill, NC and Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health reported that the incidence of tick attachments was reduced by 93 percent among workers wearing Insect Shield Repellent Apparel. The report was published online March 11 in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic...

2011-06-30 00:00:27

Evergreen Researchâ“ž¢ creates a safe and pure all natural formula to repel annoying pesky biting insects. After extensive research the company has decided to release the key ingredients to their patent pending formula. The ingredients are derived from plants and injected in their environmentally friendly products. Having these ingredients as a base makes Evergreen Researchâ“ž¢ products not only a defense against biting insects, but...

2011-06-29 15:18:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanaria's mission is to develop and commercialize whole-parasite malaria vaccines that confer high-level, long-lasting protection against malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax. In the process of developing these vaccines, Sanaria has developed the capacity to manufacture and assay malaria parasites and mosquitoes in a highly regulated, cGMP compliant, industrial setting. These parasites, mosquitoes, and assay services...

2011-06-27 23:27:08

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers offers a wealth of information about the rhythmic nature of gene expression in Anopheles gambiae, the mosquito species that transmits the malaria parasite from person to person. Each year, roughly 250 million people suffer from malaria and that results in one million deaths, mostly pregnant women and children under five years of age. Mosquitoes, like all animals, show daily rhythms in behavior and physiology. The rhythmic behaviors...


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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