Grayson Brown, Ph.D., executive director of the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit and a past president of the Entomological Society of America, reports that conditions in Puerto Rico are ripe for a potential dengue outbreak, as recent earthquakes have driven residents out of their homes, increasing their exposure to mosquitoes. The PRVCU is working with ESA and other organizations to quickly procure approximately 5,000 bed nets to help protect residents from mosquitoes.
A new meta-analysis points to opportunities for future research to improve the effectiveness of mosquito repellents.
Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers […]
By Donald A. Yee, Ph.D. The old adage “bad press is better than no press” has a long history, and it surely applies to coverage of insects broadly and insects that […]
Scientists reduced the cases of dengue by 91% in the city Piracicaba, located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo by using sterile insects