News tagged with mosquito larvae

Hitting mosquitos when they are weakest

Mosquitos. During the summer months they can be annoying, but in the villages around the southern tip of Lake Gruyere, they can become a real pest – if, that is, they are left unchecked. That is why for the past 20 years ...

dateAug 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. "It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use of chemical pest ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Botflies and the perils of scientific research

At first, Chris Dick thought the persistent ache in his ankle was caused by a thorn embedded in his skin. Made sense, seeing as he had done some work on a Pennsylvania farm around that time. An X-ray revealed nothing unusual, ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Floating spores kill malaria mosquito larvae

There are over 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water ...

dateFeb 21, 2011 in Medical research
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