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Toxorhynchites: the mosquitoes that hunt other mosquitoes

Mosquitoes enjoy a cosmopolitan distribution and equally cosmopolitan infamy. They are a core element of both terrestrial and aquatic food chains, serving as prey for a variety of animals, but they are also dangerous vectors of disease-causing agents. 976 more words

Life Science

Officials Brace For Possible Cases Of Zika With Outbreak Of New Aggressive Mosquito In SoCal

LAKE BALBOA  (CBSLA.com)  —  Los Angeles residents already have to worry about quakes, mudslides, wild fires and horrible traffic.

But officials worry a new type of mosquito, the Aedes,could soon add Zika to that list. 288 more words


Career Opportunities: Scientist II, Bayer

Supporting the Professional Pest Management & Vector Control businesses in North America, the primary responsibilities of this role, Scientist ll, are to:

  • Provide technical leadership in developing new products and label expansions, new formulations and alternative control methods.
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Texas A&M garners $10 million grant to establish center, fight vector-borne diseases

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to stem the spread of vector-borne diseases for the public good, said Dr. 735 more words


The role of ecology in managing vector-borne diseases: Zika and beyond

The recent re-emergence and spread of the Zika virus, coupled with the link to a surge in microcephaly cases, has gripped the attention of the global health community, the general public, and professional golfers alike.  971 more words

Disease Ecology

Aggressive Yellow Jackets Ruining Peaceful Vacations In Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE (KPIX 5) — It’s been a beautiful summer at Lake Tahoe, but the buzz is that vacationers aren’t the only ones enjoying the water. 371 more words