All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mosquito’

Mosquito Repellents: 5 Must-Try Natural Remedies

It never fails. Just as soon as the weather warms up and you’re ready to spend more time outdoors…here come the mosquitoes! You’re probably already calculating how much extra money you’re going to have to spend in order to keep the annoying little blood-suckers at bay. If you haven’t already considered it, natural mosquito repellents may be the way to …

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Chikungunya Virus Has Spread To US

Chikungunya virus has made its appearance well known in the United States this year. In fact, cases have gone from a normal 28 per year to 39 reported since June 10th. The virus is transmitted by mosquito, but not human to human. Fortunately, it isn’t fatal, but it is extremely painful. Reported cases are so far in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, …

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Chikungunya Virus Present In Leon County

On Wednesday, Leon County officials said that there are two cases of chikungunya virus that were found in the county. However, they said that the presence of the virus should cause no alarm, as it is not a threat to the public. The two Leon County residents infected with the virus contracted the illness on their trip to Haiti. In …

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Mosquito Repellent by Terminix Naturally Kills Yard Insects With Garlic Oil

Build a better mosquito repellent and the world will be at your doorstep. Or at least that’s what the people at Terminix think. In a press release, the company announced that is offering an environmentally friendly service starting in April, with hopes that it will expand nationwide starting in June. Doing away with repellent altogether, the service is designed to …

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Mosquito Repellent 1000x Stronger Than DEET

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have developed a mosquito repellent that is 1000 times stronger than DEET, and works on many different types of insects. The new substance is tentatively called VUAA1, is far more effective than N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), and works on mosquitoes, ants, flies, moths and a slew of other bugs. According to project researcher Laurence Zwiebel, …

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Fossilized Mosquito Found; Sadly Lacks Dino Blood

Smithsonian Magazine just put out a blog that chronicles the strange journey of a fossilized mosquito with ancient blood still contained in its stomach, reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park. The ancient mosquito was unearthed in Montana’s Glacier National Park by a geology graduate student named Kurt Constenius, who picked it up during a fossil-hunting trip with his parents …

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This Mosquito Video Will Make You Feel Icky

Mosquitoes are the worst insect to ever grace this planet. They take a person’s blood without asking, and only leave behind West Nile and Malaria in its place. I thought a video showing how a Mosquito bites an animal would make me perhaps appreciate the little bloodsuckers in some small way, but it just makes me hate them more. National …

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Mutant Mosquito May Be The Cure For Malaria

We brought you word yesterday that Florida residents were up in arms over a British company that intended to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Keys region. The reason being that these mosquitoes would not be carriers of the particularly nasty Dengue fever. Florida residents were still skeptical and didn’t want any new species released that could damage the ecosystem. …

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Mutant Mosquito Leaves Florida Keys Residents Scared

Mutant Mosquito: The name itself injects fear into my heart. For whatever reason, whether it be genetics or an old gypsy curse, I attract mosquitoes like nobody else. I dread summer, especially if I’m going to Florida. The mosquitoes there are huge and they might get worse if residents’ fears prove true. A British company, Oxitec, is wanting to release …

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