Posts Tagged ‘mosquitoes’
Spiders are considered venomous, which means they secrete venom and inject it into their prey by biting. Some people mistakenly call spiders poisonous, but this is incorrect because they are not toxic if ingested.
Mosquitoes have forty-seven teeth.
Honeybees are far more dangerous than snakes. Bees kill more people each year than all the poisonous snakes combined.
The average bed contains between two million to six billion dust mites. How about Bed Bugs – none I hope!
The first legislation providing federal authority for regulating pesticides was enacted in 1910.
Modified Mosquitoes – WOW science advances!
Florida asks FDA approval to eliminate Dengue Fever with genetically modified mosquitoes. I’m constantly amazed at the speed of technology and the advances made my humans in regards to our betterment as a species.
Mosquito’s have killed more humans than anything else and probably have killed more animals and pets as well. So I think it is extremely important to wage the battle against this little pest. “The trial planned by mosquito officials and the British company Oxitec would release non biting males that have been genetically modified to pass along a birth defect which will kill the offspring.”
Thanks to peabody.yale.edu for the use of their photo
World Mosquito Day
Never before seen letters reveal the story of the scientist who laid the foundations of a cure for malaria more than a century ago
When British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered the crucial link between mosquitoes and malaria at the end of the 19 century, he understandably thought it marked the beginning of the end of the deadly disease… More than a century after Ross’s momentous break through, malaria continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year- a neglected disease for much of the 20 century.
Global warming or not?
OK so whether you believe it or not, the weather is getting warmer. But this could all be just a cycle, the earth warms and it cools and since I haven’t been around since dirt there is no way of knowing for sure. So with all this warm weather the National Pest Management Association has expressed concern that this “soaring, dry temperatures are ideal for America to see a boom in pest populations.”
We all know it’s hot in Arizona but across the U.S. and Europe records are being set daily on extreme temperatures. They extreme heat fluctuations are causing damage to crops and allowing pests to reproduce in alarming rates.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has a consumer website chalk full of great information – please check it out.