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2011-06-06 15:34:00

State Officials Remind Public of Steps to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has reported its earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000, the Department of Environmental Protection said today. The first detection of 2011 was a mosquito collection in Morgan Township, Greene County, on May 17. Certain mosquito species carry the virus, which may cause humans to contract West Nile...

2011-06-02 00:00:30

According to the American Mosquito Control Association and Summit Responsible Solutions, High Demand Expected for Mosquito Control Products Due to Floods and Heavy Rains Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Record-setting floods in the Mississippi River basin and abnormally high rainfall amounts in the Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest and throughout the Pacific Northwest have resulted in a wet, soggy springtime in much of the US. All of this flooding and heavy rainfall means lots of standing...

2010-06-23 09:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weather permitting, the Department of Environmental Protection and the West Nile staff in Adams County will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, June 23, in Butler and Mount Joy townships to control adult mosquito populations. High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus have been detected in these townships. The treatments will be administered during the evening hours with truck-mounted equipment to...

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2009-07-15 10:54:02

Heavy rains in South Florida have resulted in one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent years, an insect expert says. Joseph Marhefka, a mosquito control manager in Broward County, Fla., said heavy June and July storms resulted in increased mosquito populations that have prompted thousands of complaints from South Florida residents, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. ''It's one of the worst seasons and busiest seasons I've seen in the last 10 years," Marhefka said. The heavy rainfall helped...

2005-09-16 15:28:49

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian health authorities are using colorful aquarium fish with a taste for mosquito larve to fight a dengue epidemic that has left dozens dead, health officials said on Friday. Dengue, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, has killed about 50 people and affected hundreds in the past few weeks in the eastern state of West Bengal where authorities are struggling to control the disease. Health officials have released thousands of gambusia and guppies -- small,...


Latest Water stagnation Reference Libraries

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2007-03-26 13:10:26

The Northern snakehead (Channa argus) is a fish native to China, Russia, and Korea. In the United States, the fish is considered to be a highly invasive species. The distinguishing features of the northern snakehead are a long dorsal fin, small head, large mouth, big teeth, length up to 40 in (1.0 m), and weight up to 15 lb (7 kg). The northern snakehead is a freshwater species and cannot tolerate salinity in excess of ten parts per thousand (Courtenay and Williams 2004). The fish's...

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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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