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Tag: Aedes aegypti

Aedes aegypti is a known carrier of dengue fever, Zika virus, and other illnesses. PHOTO: LOVESILHOUETTE/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES

EPA’s plan to use genetically modified mosquitoes faces opposition

October 19, 2020 By
The EPA approved an experimental plan to reduce mosquito populations in Florida and Texas using genetically engineered yellow fever mosquitoes. Read more»
Aedes aegypti. Photo: James Gathany, CDC

Mosquito bacterial control program reports continued success

April 28, 2020 By
Researchers are putting even more effort in a project to keep hospitals free from mosquito-borne disease cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more»

PMP mosquito survey shows disease prevention drives demand

May 3, 2018 By
Customers have compelling reasons for requesting mosquito control, PMP’s survey shows. Read more»
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PMP interviews Culex pipiens mosquito

May 24, 2017 By
Let’s discuss the sisterhood of the not-so-traveling mosquito. Culex pipiens mosquito (CPM): [Yelling] Why can’t you help out every once in a while? I just gave birth to 300 babies, and all you want to do is fly around all... Read more»
Research entomologist Catherine Pruszynski. Photo: Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes released in Florida to fight Zika

May 2, 2017 By
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is testing a new way to control Aedes aegypti mosquito populations by releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes. The district released 20,000 male mosquitoes from Kentucky-based MosquitoMate infected by the Wolbachia bacteria. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread... Read more»
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Quick updates on fireflies, mice and mosquitoes

August 25, 2016 By
Did you know? Fireflies (lampyridae) are on the decline, magnets make mice happy and a new lotion that smells good to humans repels Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Read more»
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Microsoft deploys drones to fight Zika

August 3, 2016 By One of the latest techniques to help stop the spread of the Zika virus, Microsoft’s new Project Premonition is using drones to seek out the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. By working with local government, drones deployed by Project Premonition... Read more»
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Yellow fever (Aedes aegypti) mosquito: What you need to know

July 22, 2016 By
Aedes aegypti is known as a daytime biter. Description: Adults are approximately 0.15 to 0.25 in. with white scales on the thorax (top-side) that resemble a violin. Tarsal segments of the hind legs have white bottom bands that look like... Read more»
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Customer cooperation breeds better mosquito management

June 9, 2016 By
JP Miller & Sons Services tackles challenges unique to Florida pest management professionals. In Florida, mosquitoes are a part of everyday life, thanks to aquatic ecosystems and a humid climate. Currently, 80 mosquito species have been identified there — more... Read more»

Mosquitoes: World’s deadliest animal back in limelight

May 31, 2016 By
I’ve made it clear we want to put on a full-court press. I’m saying, ‘Folks, this is it: All hands on deck for Zika. This is really important.'” — Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases... Read more»