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2014-02-18 23:04:28

Mosquito Shield offers mosquito and tick control solutions for area residents with innovative, flexible mosquito spraying service. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Central Long Island is now booking service appointments throughout the region for the 2014 season. The innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity was secured by Angelo and Alison Galeotafiore of Setauket. Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for mosquito and tick control...

2014-02-18 09:02:53

Discovery by North Carolina researchers described at biophysical society meeting may advance development of vaccines to fight global, mosquito-borne scourge Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus, afflicts millions of people each year, causing fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and a characteristic skin rash. In some people the disease progresses to a severe, often fatal, form known as dengue hemorrhagic fever. Despite its heavy toll, the...

2014-02-01 23:00:38

Residential mosquito spraying franchise offering proven results and turnkey operation will present at Houston expo. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to prospective franchisees at the three-day Franchise Expo South event at the Reliant Center in Houston, TX. The regional event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a chance to meet face to face with businesses offering...

2014-01-29 23:21:07

Local Team Launches Twin Cities-North Service Utilizing Mosquito Shield’s Industry-Leading Mosquito and Tick Control System Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Mosquito Shield – Twin Cities North is now booking service appointments for residential mosquito spraying throughout the region for the 2014 season. Ray and Mike Musson have lived and worked locally for two decades and the father / son team look forward to bringing this innovative mosquito and tick control solution to...

2014-01-28 08:23:39

OXFORD, England, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama has now approved the next phase of evaluation for Oxitec's sterile mosquitoes as a novel tool to combat the dengue mosquito. The announcement comes weeks after Panama's Health Minister, Javier Diaz, declared that the country was experiencing a 'dengue epidemic'. Concern over Panama's growing number of cases has highlighted the need for new, more effective ways of controlling the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti,...

2014-01-21 23:02:38

Innovative Mosquito Spraying Solution Sets Up Shop in Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Central Indiana is now booking service for the 2014 season, bringing the company’s innovative mosquito and tick control solution to the Indianapolis area. Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for mosquito and tick control utilizing a proprietary blend of 99.97 percent natural ingredients and a flexible spraying schedule that maximizes...

2014-01-14 23:04:39

AMCA advocates mosquito control after West Nile Virus linked to bald eagle deaths. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 There was cause for concern when the death count of bald eagles rose to forty in the state of Utah earlier this winter. Members of the science community discovered that the potentially deadly West Nile Virus (WNV) was present in the carcasses of the eagles and their commonly hunted prey, the Eared Grebes. “Mosquitoes are not actively biting in the Salt Lake area...

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects Insects represent remarkable diversity and have adapted to all sorts of ecological nooks and crannies. For example, they have taste receptors — novel proteins — with which they taste chemicals and make important choices about not only foods but also mates and where to deposit their eggs. These receptors are widely seen as being at the...

More Than Two Dozen Bald Eagles Fall Due To West Nile Virus Infection
2014-01-01 09:30:32

[ Watch the Video: Bald Eagles Killed By West Nile Virus ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Utah state officials claimed on Tuesday that the mysterious deaths of 27 bald eagles this past December appear to be from the West Nile Virus, according to a Washington Post report. Laboratory tests of the first few birds indicated the cause of death was from the mosquito-borne virus. The symptoms that the eagles exhibited were head tremors, signs of seizures, wing...


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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