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2011-08-19 06:48:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans gear up for the final days of summer with last-minute vacations and Labor Day barbeques, one tradition remains as constant as back-to-school sales - pest activity. In a recent Omnibus survey conducted by Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, flies (45 percent), flying and stinging insects (40 percent) and mosquitoes (39 percent) were most frequently seen in and around homes within the past month. In addition, 30 of 31 Orkin region...

2011-08-15 15:07:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 16, in portions of Upper and Lower Chichester townships, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments will be administered with truck-...

2011-08-15 14:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 17, in residential and industrial areas east and south of Route 74, west of S. George St. and in the Fireside area of York, York County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. Multiple samples containing mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus have been found in...

2011-08-15 14:57:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 17, in portions of the City of Sunbury, Northumberland Borough and West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland 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 municipalities....

2011-08-15 14:52:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18, in portions of Wilkes-Barre, Plains Township, Wilkes-Barre Township and Edwardsville Borough, Luzerne 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 municipalities....

2011-08-12 12:14:08

Ecological research on disease prevention and the human biome to be featured at ESA's 2011 Annual Meeting in Austin Public awareness about the role and interaction of microbes is essential for promoting human and environmental health, say scientists presenting research at the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 96th Annual Meeting from August 7-12, 2011. Researchers shed light on the healthy microbes of the human body, the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases in cities and the most...

2011-08-12 12:08:39

A computer model of the spread of West Nile virus was able to predict areas where human cases would be concentrated, especially around Sacramento in 2005. The success of the model, say researchers, depended on its focus on biological factors and on a high volume of reports from members of the public. A computerized epidemiological model of the spread of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in 17 counties of California in 2005 successfully predicted where 81.6 percent of human cases of the...

2011-08-09 15:13:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 10, in portions of Bristol Township, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in the township. The treatments will be administered with ATV-mounted equipment to spray open spaces in...

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2011-08-09 11:05:00

Scientists have created spermless mosquitoes in an effort to curb the spread of malaria. Experts say this could be an important step to reducing the mosquito populations in the wild. Malaria kills about a million people around the world every year and accounts for 20 percent of all childhood deaths in Africa. Scientists injected 10,000 mosquito embryos with tiny fragments of RNA designed to turn off a gene known as zpg. The researchers created about 100 spermless mosquitoes that females...

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...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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