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How to deal with mosquitoes naturally

5/11/2015 - It's mosquito season again here in North America. This is the time of year when people rely on pesticides for their yards or they use synthetic insect repellants. Many of us are under the false impression that this is the heavy-duty approach and everything else is "not hardcore enough." There are...

Why grow marigolds? Mosquitoes hate them!

5/6/2015 6:44:39 PM - Marigolds are beautiful, strong smelling herbaceous flowers that are widely grown throughout the world. They are very easy to take care of and rarely have problems with pests. They have only a few natural enemies; of these, the most common are frost, slugs, and snails. Fragrant Blooms All Season...

Brazil, Malaysia cancel GM mosquito trials citing risks and ineffectiveness

4/21/2015 - Field trials in Bentong, a town in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, were conducted to determine if GM mosquitoes could help keep dengue at bay, with a final determination that such an attempt does not yield any benefits. In fact, the risks were found to be so great that the plan was halted altogether;...

Biotech company prepares to release GM mosquitoes in Florida neighborhood

2/19/2015 - There's a type of mosquito, Aedes aegypti, known not only to spread certain diseases but to be resistant to most of the insecticides designed to keep their bites at bay. To remedy the situation, British biotech firm Oxitec has patented a method of mutating Aedes aegypti with coral, cabbage, and elements...

Super mosquitoes with insecticide resistance discovered in Mali

1/31/2015 - It started with chemicals like Agent Orange. When modern man bought into the idea of chemical warfare, he truly believed that he could poison his enemies and the environment to death and not face the repercussions. 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over 4.5 million acres in Vietnam as...

Dengue fever outbreak spreads in Japan - just in time for GM mosquitoes and experimental vaccines

9/15/2014 - Dozens of people in Japan have contracted a potentially deadly illness that hasn't been seen in the country for nearly 70 years. Reports indicate that visitors to Yoyogi Park, one of Tokyo's most popular leisure spots, have been falling ill with dengue fever, a mosquito-transmitted illness that mostly...

DIY mosquito trap protects against dengue fever, West Nile and other insect-borne diseases

9/5/2014 - The dengue virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, is running rampant in tropical areas around the world. The virus can bring fever, headache, muscle pains, joint pains, rash and bleeding. It can even be deadly. One country, Brazil, has been in a perpetual state of emergency over the past two years because...

GM mosquitoes increase spread of dengue fever in Brazilian town, causing state of emergency to be renewed

8/29/2014 - Transgenic insects developed by a British company as the solution to dengue fever in the Third World are causing the debilitating disease to spread even worse, according to new reports. Genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes developed by Oxitec have sparked an outbreak of dengue fever in Brazil so severe...

Natural, effective ways to repel mosquitoes

6/27/2014 - This time of year, it's difficult to go anywhere outside without the familiar high-pitched buzz of mosquitoes becoming a part of the routine. Noise aside, it's often the resulting red bump and incessant itchiness that is frustrating. Many times, not even coveted creams and sprays, which often contain...

UK company Oxitec plans to release GM mosquitoes in Panama without required risk assessment

2/22/2014 - A British vector-control firm is planning to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Panama before the company performs an adequate risk assessment, according to several reports. The group GM Watch, an organization established to "counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of...

Nazis planned to weaponize mosquitoes during World War II

2/11/2014 - They say that desperate times call for desperate measures, and there have rarely been more desperate times in the modern era than during the two global conflicts that marked the 20th century as one of history's bloodiest periods. Before and during World War I, for instance, Germany and its allies...

Use garlic to naturally repel mosquitoes and treat West Nile Virus

7/31/2013 - From time to time over the past decade or so, a particular type of viral infection known as West Nile Virus (WNV) has made the news since it made its way into America in 1999. Mosquitoes are the carriers, from the infected birds they first bite, to the animals and humans they bite later. Most birds...

Mosquitoes are killing people - three ways to protect you and your loved ones

7/13/2013 - A friend recently informed me that they took his uncle off of life support a few days ago. His uncle was on life support as the result of a mosquito bite from an infected mosquito some time last year. Also recently, Sacramento County in California reported the first death of a human this year from...

Monster mosquito panic! Global warming causes elephant-sized zombie mosquitoes to invade Florida; victims sucked dry (satire)

6/15/2013 - Giant mosquitoes the size of elephants are invading Florida and sucking so much blood out of victims that they shrivel up and die, warned health authorities in Seminole County. They're being called "zombie mosquitoes" because a bite from one of these massive mosquitoes -- which can weigh up to 200 pounds...

Mosquitoes now developing resistance to DEET bug spray chemical

3/6/2013 - Millions of Americans spray it on their bodies in the summertime to avoid getting mosquito bites, but the popular insect repellant chemical DEET appears to be going the way of antibiotics in losing its efficacy over time. A recent study published in the journal PLoS One reveals that mosquitoes are becoming...

Claimed 'benefits' of GM mosquitoes disproven by Cayman trial results

9/25/2012 - In 2010 when British biotechnology company Oxitec came up with the not-so-brilliant idea to release thousands of genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes into the wild, we were all told that doing so would help combat dengue fever. Nearly two years later; however, this initial trial, which was launched...

Eliminate and avoid mosquitoes naturally without dangerous pesticides and commercial repellents

8/23/2012 - Summertime is prime time for mosquitoes and this year appears to be a banner year for the annoying and potentially dangerous disease-carrying, blood-sucking pests. The good news is that mosquitoes can be eliminated and avoided naturally without resorting to dangerous pesticides. Eliminate or treat...

Natural mosquito repellents

5/25/2012 - Mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the outdoors, especially if you're trying to host guests. The faint buzzing reminds us of those pesky pricks we receive when we least expect it. Soon thereafter the itching and swelling begins as our bodies react to the foreign attack. Sometimes deadly,...

'Superbug' malaria mosquitoes becoming resistant to insecticides

5/19/2012 - The government's solution to almost every environmental, pest, and agricultural problem is to simply throw more chemicals at it. But this misguided -- and upon further review, sinister -- approach always fails to actually solve the underlying issue, as is once again being evidenced by the rapid rise...

Malaysia unleashes 6,000 genetically-modified mosquitoes into wild

1/31/2011 - Malaysian officials recently set loose thousands of "Frankenbugs" into the forests of Asia, purportedly to help curb the spread of dengue fever. Scientists programmed the 6,000 genetically-modified (GM) Aedes aegypti male mosquitoes in such a way that when they breed with females, the offspring will...

Biotech company secretly releases millions of GM mosquitoes in Cayman Islands

11/19/2010 - Scientists at British biotechnology giant Oxitec recently developed a genetically-modified (GM) mosquito that, apart from a specific chemical antibiotic, is unable to successfully repopulate. And the company recently released millions of these GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to see what would happen...

Use Do-It-Yourself Tips for Natural Backyard Mosquito Control Systems

6/11/2010 - Summertime means time for those pesky, disease-bearing mosquitoes and a fresh approach to getting a handle on natural mosquito control systems. Yes, systems, because it takes more than one earth-friendly method to manage mosquitoes and keep them from consuming people and pets. Some people prefer...

There Is No Such Thing as the West Nile Virus

11/9/2008 - Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause? Are they real people flying around performing magical deeds? Hopefully you don't believe this. Yes, they are fun stories, "something to believe in," when you are a child; or possibly they are spirits or energy forms. But they do not exist in flesh...

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