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With this year’s wet spring and continued widespread flooding, experts are predicting a 2014 bumper crop of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans.
“Bite ‘Em Back” campaign encourages homeowners to be proactive in battle against mosquito-borne illnesses. Springfield, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
BALTIMORE, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer mosquito season is in full force, and as the weather heats up and summer rains fall, mosquitoes are at their peak season of breeding.
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that the parasite responsible for Malaria alters the scent of its mammalian host, causing it to become more attractive to the mosquitoes that spread the disease from host to host.
"Trojan cows": Agenor Mafra-Neto of ISCA Technologies develops human-scented cow cologne to fight malaria mosquitoes RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ISCA Technologies
Arrow Exterminators Encourages Taking Precautions to Protect against Mosquito Infestations ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida and Georgia have confirmed cases of chikunguyna fever,
OXFORD, England, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec, a pioneer in the control of insects that spread disease and damage crops, today announced the completion of a GBP6.1
RICHMOND, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the start of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Mosquito Squad is encouraging homeowners to proactively learn the steps to eliminate mosquitoes
Growing residential mosquito spraying company will showcase its turnkey franchise system for potential independent business owners in the Northeast. New York,
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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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