Mosquito Traps To Target Zika Virus

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Maricopa County Vector Control is ahead of the game when it comes to trapping and potentially testing the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus.  James Will, a supervisor at Vector Control, said the agency has a few different traps that are designed specifically to attract the Aedes Aegypti.  “The Aedes Aegypti mosquito can transmit Chikungunya, Dengue and […]

The Mosquito Has Landed


Weather forecast: murky yellow skies, rumbling rains followed by thunderstorms. Before the puddles have dried, the invaders have arrived. They, too, are ready–clogging the screens, hovering around door frames, zooming past doors and trunk lids into car interiors, nestling into necks, feasting on wrists/ankles/ears or hairlines, riding into the house on clothing and groceries Out […]

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.  […]