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2013-07-24 23:04:52

Mariner Biomedical introduces Deter Insect Repellent® Plus SPF 20 Sunscreen. Deter, a scientifically proven natural insect repellent, is now available with SPF 20 sun protection combining a highly effective insect repellent and sunscreen provides convenient protection against the two most serious threats to skin while outdoors. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Mariner Biomedical, Inc. introduced Deter Insect repellent® Plus SPF 20 Sunscreen. The company’s latest product...

2013-07-18 12:27:38

Conditions expected to resemble 2012, the deadliest year for West Nile virus in U.S. history SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of U.S. states have reported cases of West Nile virus in 2013 as experts warn of the potential for a second consecutive year of increased activity for the virus. The predictions are based largely on the hot, dry weather conditions in many regions of the U.S. that could resemble 2012, a year that produced the most West Nile virus deaths...

Mosquito Intervention Key To Stopping West Nile Virus
2013-07-17 07:27:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since first being detected in the US in 1999, West Nile virus (WNv) has become a major North American health crisis during the summer mosquito season. Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH, of the CDC, reports that since WNv was first detected, more than 16,000 cases have been confirmed with more than 1,500 deaths. He said it is likely that more than 780,000 illnesses have occurred, with highest incidence rates seen in the Midwest from...

2013-07-16 23:22:25

Celebrate National Picnic Month by creating a pest-free environment to keep family and friends safe from mosquitoes, ticks and noxious weeds that cause West Nile virus, Lyme disease, severe allergic reactions, and more. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 July is National Picnic Month and a great time to combine family, friends, and food with outdoor games and sunshine. Whether it’s hosting an impromptu picnic in the backyard or taking sandwiches to the kid’s ballgame, picnics...

2013-07-15 23:00:05

Crowdfunding Campaign to Feature Kite™ Mosquito Patch – a Small, Wearable Patch Using Patent-Pending Compounds Providing Up to 48 Hours of Protection Against Mosquitoes Riverside, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 ieCrowd, a crowd-powered platform designed to transform innovations into solutions to global challenges, today announced details of the Kite™ Mosquito Patch, a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and...

Determining What Makes Us Appealing As A Mosquito Meal
2013-07-15 07:16:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever awakened from a summer night in the woods, camping with friends, only to find you were the sole victim of a mosquito onslaught? Or have you returned from a hike covered in bites, yet your friends were without? As it turns out, this may occur more than you suspect. According to a Smithsonian Magazine blog citing various studies and news articles on the topic of mosquito bites, it turns out one in five people are...

2013-07-05 23:18:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics exposes the four most common ingredients found within US insect repellents and Dr. Marta Katalenas shares tips for applying repellents effectively. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 As warm summer months continue, insect repellents become a necessity for many US families. However with the variety of repellent products out there, it can be difficult to determine the safest, most effective option for protecting children from mosquito bites. According to a...

2013-07-02 23:20:49

Local team launches service utilizing Mosquito Shield’s industry-leading mosquito control system West Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Mosquito Shield of Southeastern Pennsylvania is now booking service appointments throughout the region after launching the local franchise in July of 2013. West Chester residents Tina and Rick Brogan have established the local franchise and look forward to bringing this innovative mosquito control solution to their area. “As homeowners ourselves who...

2013-06-29 23:17:44

David Touwsma, President of MosquitoNix Atlanta, a recognized national leader in customized automated misting systems for mosquito and pest prevention for both business and residential properties, leads awareness efforts for active Atlantans to protect themselves, their families and homes of pesky mosquitos and the diseases they carry. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The week of June 23 - June 29 has been declared the seventeenth annual "National Mosquito Control Awareness...

2013-06-28 11:26:47

UC Davis researchers say emergency room visits remained stable during the last big Sacramento area-wide sprayings for West Nile virus In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of 2005. Physicians and scientists from the university and from the California Department...


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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