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Alternative & Natural Mosquito Bite Prevention: Spring Showers & Warmer Months Breed Pesky Mosquitos by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm Each year I dread the spring rains and humid weather; it means mosquito breeding season and really bad, red welt-like bumps from mosquito bites. I have had severe allergies to mosquito bites and often find myself with annoying bites from grabbing the mail or even doing laundry in the garage. With the increase of west nile viral cases and ... Read on »
Mosquitoes and Mosquito Bite Prevention: Review by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:32am There is a very good article, from 1998 Annals of Internal Medicine called Mosquitoes and Mosquito Repellents: A Clinician’s Guide written by Mark S. Fradin, MD. This article, while 10 years old, still gives a great deal of information on prevention of mosquito bites and debunks some myths about what does and does not work. Filed unde ... Read on »
ProVector mosquito traps for Haiti, but AMCA predicts mosquito crisis (updated with post-quake disease notes) by Minchie Israel Posted Sun 14 Feb 2010 12:00am Haiti makeover 1, February 18, 2010 Emboldened by the positive outcomes of the trials of the ProVector mosquito trap in Puerto Rico and the success of the real world use of the product in the Dominican Republic, ProVector LLC is donating thousands of ProVector Flowers to help earthquake ravaged Haiti deal with an impending Dengu ... Read on »
Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap Mosquito Trap for Control and Surveillance of Mosquitoes by nih.gov Posted Thu 01 Aug 2013 8:00pm Description of Invention: Mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of a number of important zoonotic diseases, including dengue fever, malaria, and rift valley fever. The CDC-AGO (Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap) mosquito trap is a device that targets older female mosquitoes looking for a suitable place to lay eggs. This dev ... Read on »
Alaska swarming in mosquitoes by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Aug 2013 6:03am Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. … So why is Krause, a student at the University of California, Davis, subjecting himself to these swarms of monstrous, hungry bugs in Alaska? He’s actually studying how birds react to seasons. In this case, he’s looking at how climate change could affect when spring arrives at the North Sl ... Read on »
It's Mosquito season...Go DEET-free by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:05pm So, why should you go DEET -Free??? The answer will startle you... Duke University Medical Center has sponsored numerous studies on the harmful effects of DEET . Below is an excerpt from their most recent study on the long -term exposure of DEET -based products. Every year, approximately one-third of the U.S. populatio ... Read on »
Mosquito Myths Exposed... by Boyd M. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 7:12pm Dermatologist Jeanine Downie helped "Good Morning America" break down what works and what doesn't and evaluate some popular theories about fighting mosquitoes. Theory No. 1:Mosquitoes like to bite women more than men. True. Women often wear perfume and moisturizers that attract mosquitoes and women have pheromones the bugs love. A ... Read on »
Natural Pesticides for Aedes Mosquito which spread Dengue Fever by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm Aedes Mosquitoes and Dengue Fever Photo of mosquito is property of James Jordan The aedes mosquito spread dengue fever, a potentially fatal disease, and yellow fever. It normally bred (lay eggs) only in clean water but there are reports of aedes mosquitoes breding also in dirty water. Synthetic pesticides like Ridsect are used to kill th ... Read on »
Bill Gates - an optimist and a comedian – Fills the Room with Mosquitoes at TED by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:29am Well in this case, so much for a front row seat with mosquitoes potentially flying around.  This was done to get attention and focus on one of the projects a the Foundation, malaria.  The mosquitoes of course did not have malaria and I might guess they were special bread for this occasion to be sure, software can do a lot today and those little g ... Read on »
5 Tips To Avoid Mosquito Diseases by Carolin K. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 11 Aug 2009 8:51am The peak season of La Crosse and West Nile is August and September. They are forms of encephalitis, a disease caused by mosquitoes. They are endemic in the US and the incidents have been increasing. Symptoms include high fever, headache, lethargy, confusion and stiff neck. They normally occur within 2 to 10 days after being bitten by a ... Read on »