Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mosquito ABCs : family of small midge-like flies


Mosquitoes ABC's Mosquitoes are actually a family of small midge-like flies. A few of the species are harmless (and a small few are useful) to humans but most are a nuisance because they consume blood from vertebrates, including humans and pets. The female are generally the blood eating gender of the species. In feeding on

Mosquito ABCs : family of small midge-like flies2018-05-13T06:31:04+00:00

What is a Midge: Prominent in Gulf Coast


What is a Midge Midge is a group of many kinds of small flies found on practically every land area outside deserts and frigid zones. They are prominent in Gulf Coast of the US including Texas, Florida and Carolina’s.  There are literally thousands of species and 47 are in Florida alone. Biting midges are primarily

What is a Midge: Prominent in Gulf Coast2018-05-13T06:31:41+00:00

Dengue Fever : No Commercially Available Vaccine


What is Dengue Fever Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito . Dengue fever virus has four different types; infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others. Subsequent infection with a different type increases the risk of severe complications. As there is no commercially

Dengue Fever : No Commercially Available Vaccine2018-05-13T06:33:39+00:00

West Nile Virus


What is West Nile Virus Mosquitos are more than an annoying insect. But mosquitos are potentially life threatening. They carry diseases – potentially very nasty deseases. In 2007 there were 3630 West Nile Virus cases reported and more than 200 deaths. We already know what a great climate for mosquitoes Texas is, Symptoms of West

West Nile Virus2018-02-25T14:19:35+00:00

St Louis Encephalitis: Spreads by infected mosquito


What is St Louis Encephalitis St. Louis encephalitis is a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes. This disease can affect the central nervous system, causing severe complications and even death. St. Louis encephalitis was first recognized in 1933 and epidemics have occurred sporadically and unpredictably in the subsequent decades. During epidemics large numbers of people

St Louis Encephalitis: Spreads by infected mosquito2018-03-23T19:30:31+00:00

Dangers of Mosquito Bites


Dangers of Mosquito Bites Mosquitoes have evolved to detect suitable victims by smell and they sense of smell is pretty good – up to 100 feet. Female mosquitoes are the culprit. Dangers of mosquito are more as they are the only ones that bite. Mother nature has equipped mosquitoes with a unique and ingenious method

Dangers of Mosquito Bites2018-03-23T19:36:31+00:00

Infections & Their Solutions


Dangers of Mosquito Bite Infections Itching – check with your doctor before self treating. Itching from a bite can be treated with benadryl or a variety of over-the-counter itch-stopping products applied directly to the bite. Pink Calamine lotion or Aveeno anti-itch cream with calamine can be very effective for itching, but be aware that if

Infections & Their Solutions2018-03-23T19:38:20+00:00