mosquitoes http://wlrn.org en Florida Officials Swat At Mosquitoes With Dengue Fever http://wlrn.org/post/florida-officials-swat-mosquitoes-dengue-fever Public health officials in Florida are once again scrambling to contain an outbreak of dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes.<p>Until 2009, when it surfaced in Key West, the tropical disease hadn't been seen in Florida in more than 70 years.<p>Now there are concerns dengue may establish a foothold in the state.<p>Mosquito control is always important in Florida, but in July it became urgent in Stuart, a quiet community on the state's Atlantic coast. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:07:20 +0000 Greg Allen 20534 at http://wlrn.org Florida Officials Swat At Mosquitoes With Dengue Fever Planes, Drones And Dry Ice: How South Florida Wages War Against Mosquitoes http://wlrn.org/post/planes-drones-and-dry-ice-how-south-florida-wages-war-against-mosquitoes <p></p><p>At dusk during a hot Miami summer, when you’re outside getting chewed on by countless mosquitoes, it’s easy to wonder how anyone ever decided to settle in South Florida.</p><p>The mosquitoes, in fact, were so bad for some early South Floridians that they had rooms at the front of their frontier shacks called “losers,” which contained smudge pots and palmetto branches to literally “lose” all of the bugs from your body before entering.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 19712 at http://wlrn.org Planes, Drones And Dry Ice: How South Florida Wages War Against Mosquitoes A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes http://wlrn.org/post/patch-designed-make-you-invisible-mosquitoes <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvBCsE1HtSU</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:07:51 +0000 Elise Hu 18648 at http://wlrn.org A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes Key West Gets A Step Closer To Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Experiment http://wlrn.org/post/key-west-gets-step-closer-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-experiment <p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to work with a British company looking to test out genetically-modified mosquitoes in the U.S.</p><p>British biotechnology company Oxitec Ltd has been waiting for a U.S. federal agency to sign on as a partner so they could test out these altered mosquitoes in Key West.</p><p>In the past few years, Key West has had a problem with mosquitoes in the area spreading Dengue-- but&nbsp;Oxitec&nbsp;thinks they can kill off a large part of this mosquito population with their altered mosquitoes.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:06:39 +0000 Ashley Lopez 3085 at http://wlrn.org Key West Gets A Step Closer To Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Experiment Florida Keys Bugged by Mosquitoes, Sewers http://wlrn.org/post/florida-keys-bugged-mosquitoes-sewers <p>When it comes to swatting the big issues of the day, there's a small insect&nbsp;that rises above all&nbsp;other threats in the Florida Keys: the mighty mosquito.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:40:32 +0000 Phil Latzman 992 at http://wlrn.org Florida Keys Bugged by Mosquitoes, Sewers