Not only is breadfruit a potential “food for the future” but it may also provide an avenue for future advances in mosquito repellents. For many hundreds of years Pacific Islanders have burned the dried flowers of the breadfruit plant to keep mosquitoes at bay, and now scientists with the USDA believe that they may have
A mild winter in New Zealand is very good news for the local mosquito population according to the New Zealand Herald – the warmest winter on record combined with plenty of rainfall has produced a bumper breeding season for mosquitoes. The mosquitoes will be a problem from now through to March / April, with late
It seems like mosquitoes are becoming more and more of a problem in the UK every year, however, even we were surprised when the television programme QI alerted us to the existence of a particular species of mosquito on the London Underground – Culex pipiens f. molestus A quick bit of research followed the programme, and we at
The ongoing battle against mosquitoes in the southern United States is about to go up a notch with the introduction of drone warfare. American news agencies are reporting that a robotic drone has been developed, equipped with a thermal camera, that is due to be deployed in the Florida Keys to locate the shallow water
Having been a customer favourite for their great and reliable protection from bites from various insects and pests, it seems to be an opportune time to go into detail about what our Care Plus Bugsox range is for, the benefits they can provide and also introduce those note familiar to them to the concept of
Ed Yong (@EdYoung209) reports through the National Geographic here on some of the work done by Valerie Choumet and colleagues at the Pasteur Institute on Paris. The video above shows a microscopic close up of the mouth parts of a mosquito searching for and feeding from a blood vessel in the skin of a mouse.
An estimated 20% of people are particularly delicious to mosquitoes and get bit more often on a consistent basis – why is this? Blood Type Mosquitoes find certain blood types more appetising than others – Type O is their favorite, with Type A being only half as popular and Type B being somewhere in between.
Further publicity on the risks of mosquito-borne diseases and the risks of Lyme Disease on the BBC. According to Chartered Institute of Environmental Health diseases once considered tropical are now a threat in the UK dues to warmer and wetter weather. At the same time, the movement of deer across the Welsh border from England
It is World Malaria Day today (25 April 2013) and Care Plus have produced this info graphic to help raise awareness about the dangers of mosquitoes. Show your support for World Mosquito Day, and find out how you can help to end malaria by visiting www.worldmalariaday.org/
Hadyn Parry uses this TED talk to inform us of the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to fight the spread of Dengue Fever around the world. As he states at the start of his lecture, mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and have killed more humans than war, plague or all the other animals