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  • Mosquito on a Ceiling
    In Chicago, mosquitoes feast on golfers
    From January 2014-August 2014, it has been a very wet year in Chicago because of snowfall or rainfall. On several occasions, enough rain fell in such a short amount of time that it created huge puddles (casual water) on Chicago-land golf courses....
  • Summer Fun
    Mosquito Awareness Alert!
    Getting ready for vacation? Now with the Chikungunya in the Caribbean headlining the media, it has also landed on our home turf in the United States. This mosquito borne virus has no vaccines or a cure once the infected mosquito has passed it to...
  • Three versions of new EPA insect-repellant graphic
    Choosing the right insect repellant made easier by new EPA graphic
    Anyone who has ever gone cross-eyed trying to compare the chemical labels on insect repellants will be happy to know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun a new program designed to make it easier for the consumer to figure out...
  • Aedes mosquito
    What you need to know about the chikungunya virus
    On July 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first known case of thechikungunya virus that was seemingly acquired within the United States. From 2006 to 2013, an average of 28 people per year in the U.S. have contracted...
  • West Nile Virus shows up in Indiana
    West Nile Virus cases confirmed in Indiana
    The State Department of Healthannounced Monday that the agency has identified mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in two Indiana counties.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that a total of 22 states in the...
  • Chikengunya virus avoid mosquitos health officials warn
    Chikengunya virus avoid mosquitos health officials warn
    An infectious disease is on the spread and people should take measures to protect themselves. Mosquito repellant, wearing long sleeves, and pants is the best way to protect yourself from biting mosquitos.Avoid standing water, repair your...
  • Mosquito Larva
    Dengue Fever and Chikungunya, the Coming Threat
    Dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, those are diseases found in third world countries, right? Places like Africa and Malaysia, where people are poor and can’t afford screens and air conditioning and medicine and vaccines, and the mosquitoes...
  • Mosquito
    Mosquitoes don't attempt to bite through this eco-friendly forcefield
    Most people enjoy spending time enjoying activities outdoors during fair weather. There are local festivals, farmers markets, family parties, gatherings with friends and sporting events that all take place outdoors. Add in gardening, poolside...
  • The American Plague
    'The American Plague' follows the story of yellow fever
    This book is a study of yellow feverand how what had once been a feared disease came to be understood and controlled in the first half of the 20th century.Author Molly Caldwell Crosby, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, opens with an account of a...
  • Mosquito
    Experiments in Austria involved purposefully giving patients malaria
    As reported by the Associated Press on Friday, a commission of expert historians in Austria is looking into claims that hundreds of people may have been deliberately infected with malaria as a way to treat other patients who had syphilis. Wardens...
  • Mosquitos with malaria
    Climate change brings mosquitos, malaria to higher elevations
    According to BBC News on Thursday, researchers have indicated that global warming may affect the number of malaria cases in countries like Africa and South America. The study published in the journal Science, says that as temperatures rise,...
  • Bitten in the Butt
    Bitten in the Butt: 4 Leadership Flaws that Derail Success
    Did you ever think about what a perfect place to work would be like, with the perfect boss? It would be some sort of paradise. Maybe Google is close, maybe Zappos is close. What other company can you think of that would be wonderful, marvelous and...
  • Mosquito in amber.
    Discovery: Oldest blood-engorged mosquito fossil ever found
    Dale E. Greenwalt from the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D. C. and colleagues from the United Kingdom, and Sweden announced the discovery of the oldest known fossil mosquito that has blood in its stomach in the Oct. 14, 2013,...
  • Anopheles albimanus mosquito feeding on a human arm. This mosquito is a vector of malaria.
    New paradigm for mosquito control developed
    Dr. Ulrich Bernier with the Mosquito and Fly Unit at the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service-Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville, Florida presented a new chemistry for mosquito...
  • The mosquito, which infects humans with West Nile virus and other diseases.
    West Nile virus nears its peak
    West Nile virus is spiking these days, according to a government report published yesterday. Although the disease is active in the USA from April into the fall,on the average it peaks between the end of July and the first week of September.Climate...