This year’s mosquito season could be a bad one, a Georgia expert says

Surge in mosquitoes expected, expert says By Preston Sparks | Staff Writer Wednesday, May 13, 2009 This year’s mosquito season could be a bad one, a Georgia expert says. “With returned rains, I would think we’re going to have populations that we haven’t experienced in two to three years,” said Elmer Gray, a University of Georgia public health extension specialist …

Environmental Control workers tackle mosquitoes

April 23, 2009 12:15 AM By Len Kiesel DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) – If you hear some buzzing outside your home, that’s a good thing. County sprayers are working late into the night seven days a week to get rid of pesky mosquitoes. All that rain early this Spring resulted in hundreds of complaints about the pests all over Dougherty …

Insect Bites – When Do They Become An Emergency?

Most of the time there is little to worry about when one is bitten or stung by an insect. These attacks often cause very few problems other than initial shock and pain. However, the same bite on small children and those with allergies can be serious. Make sure to heed signs that the victim may need medical attention. Rapid inflammation …

West Nile Virus: The Bite That Can Kill

Published on 5 February 2009, 10:06   New Haven, Conn. — Why do some people exposed to West Nile virus get deathly ill and others emerge unscathed? In a study that both helps to answer that question and could point the way toward prevention and effective treatment, scientists at Yale University have isolated deficiencies in the immune system that create …

Mosquitoes released by Bill Gates at Meeting

Bill Gates releases mosquitoes into audience Microsoft chairman makes demonstration during discussion on malaria msnbc.com updated 8:53 p.m. ET, Wed., Feb. 4, 2009 “Bill Gates just released mosquitos into the audience at TED and said, ‘Not only poor people should experience this.’” That was the post by Facebook’s Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin on social networking site Twitter. The event …

Residential Misting Systems to control Mosquitoes

Link to the EPA website on residential Mosquito Control Outdoor residential misting systems(including mosquito misting systems) http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/misting_systems.htm An increasing number of households have purchased timed-release outdoor residential misting systems to control mosquitoes and other insects around the home. However, advertisers, the media, and other sources sometimes provide information about misting systems that is difficult to understand or might conflict with …

Q & A: Bite and Bite Again

January 13, 2009 By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Q. When you wake up with several mosquito bites and find one very bloated mosquito in the room, why has it bitten you so many times in a short period? A. A female mosquito takes a blood meal when it is carrying fertilized eggs, seeking a blood protein that allows the eggs to …