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New publications on Zika available from Texas A&M AgriLife

From the Insects in the City blog, Texas A&M AgriLife extension entomologist Mike Merchant provides some new resources for homeowners on how to prepare for the Zika virus. 170 more words

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Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

By Richard Levine

Once again, a technique that modifies insects in order to control their populations has been proven effective. RIDL, which stands for Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal, has been applied to… 506 more words

Entomology News

Be aware & Take care

“Standing water” in ditches & wetlands are not where the mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue & chikungunya — Aedes aegypti & Aedes albopictus — reproduce. These mosquitoes are known as “domestic” mosquitoes or “container-breeding” mosquitoes.  91 more words

Wolbachia Bacterium Prevents Mosquitoes from Transmitting Zika and Chikungunya

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti… 1,122 more words

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#AToZJamaicaChallenge: Z is for Zika (Finally, Inevitably)

Well, this is the final chapter in the wanderings through the alphabet that my colleagues Dennis Jones, Susan Goffe and I embarked on at the beginning of the month. 333 more words

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"Bug Off" Aedes aegypti

There are over 40 mosquito species in Arizona; Aedes aegypti has been linked to equine encephalitis, West Nile and the Zika virus. The only long term solution to mosquitoes is eliminating breeding sites. 300 more words

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Study compares insect repellents and rates their effectiveness

The Zika virus has made many people more aware of the need to wear repellents. Consumer Reports tested several DEET-based and natural repellents and recommended several brands… 627 more words

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