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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 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 »
DEET-Free Mosquito Repellents That Work by Diane Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 11:30am Summer's not the only thing in full swing right now. If you live anywhere except a desert, you're likely to be plagued by mosquitoes. Most conventional mosquito repellents contain DEET, a chemical that is toxic to a variety of flying and biting insects and has raised questions about its safety for people. The federal Agency for Toxic Sub ... Read on »
Day 264 of our Green Year: Dealing with Mosquitos by Craig and Layla B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 3:43pm It may be odd to talk about mosquitoes right now, with snow on the ground, but it won't be long before the bugs are buzzing around us and biting us. Often, when mosquitoes bother us, we will use chemical candles or install zap lights, or coat ourselves in chemical sprays to ward off the bugs and (in rare cases) West Nile Virus. For Layla and ... Read on »
Mosquito Mountain Hike + Shout Outs! by Caratunkgirl Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 10:09pm Mosquito Mountain is one of my favorite hikes in the Caratunk/West Forks area.  It is a pretty short hike (3 miles round trip) marked by flagging and fading paw print trail markers. Trail markers The trail head can be tough to find if you are not familiar with the area (there is no sign), but there is this teeny little parki ... 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 »