Mosquito Saliva Weakens Immunity, Increases the Potency of Dengue

Mosquito saliva is the means to deliver dengue viruses. It contains a specific substance that defeats your immune system. Studies show that this makes you more vulnerable to getting the infection. Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa have been hotspots of dengue for years. Scientists believe that their new research about mosquito saliva can explain … Read more

Mosquito Smells You and Activates Special Vision

It is a given that a mosquito is attracted to warm-blooded animals. But how does it happen? For the longest time, we just know that mosquitoes bite, but we do not really know how it happens. Why do we need to put on unique-smelling repellents? How do these products work? Below is some information about … Read more

Mosquito Bite Complication: Skeeter Syndrome

Mosquito bite allergy is also called a skeeter syndrome. Almost everyone has a reaction to mosquito bites. For people with severe allergic reactions, the symptoms of a simple bite can become serious health issues. Female mosquitoes are common culprits for this syndrome since the male mosquitoes only feed on water and plant nectar. They need … Read more

Zika: Ways of Protecting Yourself from Zika

Protecting yourself from Zika is equal to protecting others from the virus as well. This disease is transmitted via mosquito bites. It can also be transmitted through sex, blood transfusion, and pregnancy (from mother to fetus). It does not matter whether you are out or just staying in for the summer. Making sure you are … Read more

Chemicals from a Mosquito Predator May Be Used to Control Them

Chemicals from a Mosquito Predator May Be Used to Control Them August 26, 2016 by Entomology Today 2 Comments A backswimmer. Photo by E. van Herk. For decades, people have used a biological pesticide called Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) to control mosquitoes and other insects. Bacillus thuringiensis is a bacterium that produces a protein that … Read more

EcoSMART Organic Insect Repellent Review

[toc]This DEET FREE product contains some of the best ingredients that we have come to know for naturally warding off mosquitoes and bugs. EcoSMART Organic Insect Repellent comes provides decent protection for most consumers. This product comes in a 6 oz. spray bottle which lasts a long time and includes a blend of 4 proven ... Read more

Conception timed with periods of low mosquito activity could reduce Zika virus infection

Women could prevent contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus while pregnant by timing the first months of pregnancy with seasonal declines in mosquito activity, according to a new paper. The paper is the first to suggest that women in the numerous countries affected by the Zika virus epidemic can still safely pursue motherhood rather than forgo … Read more

Controlling the Asian Tiger Mosquito, a Potential Zika Vector, is Possible but Difficult

Controlling the Asian Tiger Mosquito, a Potential Zika Vector, is Possible but Difficult June 29, 2016 by Entomology Today 1 Comment An Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, rests on a leaf. Photo by Dr. Ary Faraji. By Meredith Swett Walker Is there a tiger lurking in your neighborhood? The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is … Read more