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X-rays Can be Used to Sterilize Mosquitoes

Since the 1950s, scientists have used radiation to sterilize insects, which are then released into the wild to mate, but no offspring are produced. Known as the sterile insect technique (SIT), this insect-control method has traditionally relied on gamma rays to sterilize the insects. 323 more words

Entomology News

North Texans Fighting Mosquitoes Ahead Of West Nile

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – April showers bring April mosquitoes, and with that the possibility of West Nile virus.  More and more North Texans are turning to a high-tech, albeit expensive way to repel bugs. 610 more words


Global Warming May Lead to More West Nile Virus

The higher temperatures, humidity and rainfall associated with climate change have intensified outbreaks of West Nile virus infections across the United States in recent years, according to a study published this week. 726 more words

Health & Wellness

“Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

Someone once asked me how long I knew one of my best friends. I thought for a while then replied, “I remember standing on my tippy toes on the fender of a baby carriage and pulling myself up over the edge to catch a glimpse of the new baby girl who had just arrived at our neighbor’s house.” Now, this is a long time friend. 307 more words

Longtime LA Master Chorale Director Dies From West Nile Virus Complications

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Salamunovich, the longtime director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, has died at 86.

The chorale’s publicist, Libby Huebner, says the Grammy-nominated conductor died Thursday of complications related to West Nile virus. 102 more words


Control Mosquitoes in your Birmingham Yard

Have you noticed the amount bugs out this week? As soon as the temperatures warmed, bees and wasps were already building their nests and the mosquitoes are out too. 353 more words

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