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Researching mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses

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Summer is now in full swing... and so is mosquito season. With public health concerns and the looming threat of the Zika virus growing across North America, members of the Mosquito.buzz team were extremely fortunate to spend a day at the University of Kentucky, learning from top researchers in the field of mosquito control.

Dr. Grayson Brown is one of the leading researchers at the University of Kentucky, and kindly spent the day with the team at Mosquito.buzz, comprising of Shawn Karn (Technical Director), Jordan Lavin (Chief Operating Officer), and Steven Fulford (Senior Field Technician).

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101

10 Effective Mosquito Control Treatments

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There are several different approaches one can take when trying to control mosquitoes. These options may include reducing the mosquito breeding areas, secondly reducing ones exposure to mosquitoes, and thirdly treating mosquitoes with effective control products, thus eliminating them all together.

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Topics: Mosquito Bite Prevention

How To Prevent Mosquito Bites

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The most effective way to avoid mosquito-borne infections and to prevent mosquito bites is to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Prevention is the first line of defence against West Nile, Zika, malaria, and other mosquito-borne infections.

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Topics: Mosquito Bite Prevention

The Life Cycle of the Mosquito

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Understanding the different stages of the mosquito’s life cycle can help prevent and effectively eliminate populations before they become a problem. All mosquito species have four distinct stages to their life cycle. Egg, Larvae, Pupa, and Adult. There are over 300 species of mosquitoes in the world. The most common and most dangerous, are the Culex mosquitoes. The Culex pipiens is the main carrier of the West Nile virus.

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Topics: Mosquitoes 101

As featured in Dockside Magazine

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"The arrival of spring in Muskoka is a mixed blessing. All winter we’ve dressed to keep warm; now we get to dress to keep from being bitten."

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Topics: Mosquito Bite Prevention

The West Nile Virus: Risk, Symptoms and Treatment

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West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne infection. Infected mosquitoes can spread the virus to humans and other animals. West Nile virus is usually spread by the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird. Most people who get West Nile virus experience no symptoms or only mild flu-like symptoms, but it can cause serious illness and there are few medical options to treat or prevent it.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections

The rapid spread of mosquitoes poses a problem beyond the Zika virus

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LONDON (Reuters) - As the world focuses on Zika's rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections
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