Mosquito Traps used in GM Study

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Panama’s Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health, or ICGES, found in a recent study that genetically modified mosquitoes can be used to combat dengue with a high degree of effectiveness, scientists involved in the project said. Local residents “accepted and participated” in the study by placing “larvae-traps” and traps to catch mature mosquitoes in their homes […]

Summer’s Mosquito Fight Begins With Mosquito Traps

Armed with buckets, odorous lures, nets and poison sprays, Columbus Public Health workers are prepared to take on the hordes of blood-sucking insects that can ruin summer for outdoors lovers. The agency hopes to outflank mosquitoes this year by increasing the number of traps across the city. Health workers will be trapping the insects at […]

Mosquitoes are back and West Nile Virus Testing begins

The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department says it’s not too soon to be thinking about mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.  Kurt Kuchle, director of health protection for the two-county health department, said the health department has begun its surveillance program to detect possible West Nile Virus (WNV) activity in the local area. The surveillance program consists […]

Mosquitoes have met their match

The 10th Medical Group Public Health office will be placing mosquito traps in areas throughout the U.S. Academy in Colorado. The traps will be placed in “high-people traffic areas,” including base housing areas, the child development centers, installation gate entrances, Jacks Valley and other places throughout the Academy. According to Senior Airman Anthony Arroyo, a […]

Mosquito Traps to fight Dengue Fever

As part of their efforts to control the spread of dengue in Singapore, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be progressively placing traps in different residential areas to reduce the mosquito population. The number of dengue cases had hit a historic high of 22,170 cases last year, with 3,420 cases detected so far this year.  […]

New Findings May Help Control Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

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Mosquito sperm have a sense of smell — a surprising finding that could one day help control disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers say. Mosquitoes use scent-detecting molecules known as odorant receptors in their antennae. These sensors help mosquitoes “sniff out” sources of blood as part of their sense of smell, technically known as olfaction. Now, researchers have […]

New Findings Could Lead to Better Mosquito Repellants and Traps

(Photo Credit: Genevieve Tauxe)

Every time a mosquito is lured to the scent of your skin, you’re at risk of contracting malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, or another deadly disease. A study published by Cell Press December 5th in the journal Cell has revealed an important class of neurons responsible for a mosquito’s attraction to human skin odor, […]