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2011-08-08 15:09:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will apply aerial larval mosquito treatments the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 10, at wastewater treatment plants near Penrose Ferry Road and the Betsy Ross Bridge, and in wetlands on the eastern side of the Philadelphia airport. The helicopter will be based out of the airport and spraying along both sides of I-95. In the event of rain, the...

2011-08-05 16:06:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 8, in portions of Harmonsburg, Summit Township in Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments will be administered with ATV-mounted equipment to spray open...

2011-08-05 16:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 8, in portions of Warwick and Rapho Townships and Lititz and Mount Joy Boroughs in Lancaster County to control adult mosquito populations. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments will be administered with truck-mounted equipment to spray open spaces in residential...

2011-08-03 09:08:00

AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV, analyzed in NRDC web tool WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is expected to lead to increased threats of Dengue Fever and worsen drought, floods, and air pollution along with myriad health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read just how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps,...

2011-07-30 00:01:05

New Distribtor for New Type Mosquito Eliminator Equipment Columbus, Nebraska (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Midlands Direct, a Columbus, Nebraska distribution company, has become a Master Stocking Distributor for Paraclipse Inc. of Columbus, NE. Midlands Direct is establishing dealers for the full line of Fly Control Units for commercial and residential use, plus the new Mosquito Eliminator for backyard Mosquito control. Dale Rosendahl, managing partner at Midlands Direct says that all the patented...

2011-07-25 20:26:40

TAU researcher tracks cases to track the threat of the virus Since 1999, several outbreaks of West Nile Virus, which causes fever or severe neurological symptoms and is transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes, have been seen in the U.S., usually during the summer months. But researchers aren't certain how the virus migrated here "” and they don't know how, or where, it will appear next. Now Prof. Ella Mendelson of Tel Aviv University's School of Public Health at the...

2011-07-25 14:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, July 26, in portions of Penn and Warwick townships and Lititz and Manheim boroughs in Lancaster County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 27. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments will be...

2011-07-22 14:34:21

An experimental research carried out in Sant Cugat del Valls and Rubí, coordinated by researchers from UAB, assessed the efficacy of a combination of strategies to reduce the population of tiger mosquitos (Aedes albopictus). The research began in February 2008. The research focused on monitoring eggs found in small experimental traps. Researchers observed that for the first time, the number of eggs diminished after applying the measures. The strategies began with a visit to...

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...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.