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Safety of gas mosquito traps PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 August 2007

Mosquito season has arrived, and people concerned about how to best protect themselves from mosquito bites may have purchased a mosquito trap. This week, one manufacturer has recalled a trapping device designed to reduce or eliminate mosquito populations.

On July 15th, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Coleman Company agreed to recall 136,000 Mosquito Deleto(tm) Traps. The mosquito trap's propane regulator can leak propane gas, which poses a fire hazard to consumers. In addition, the fuel hose attachment sold with the Back Home(tm) System can become damaged and leak propane.

Coleman has received 28 reports of traps melting or catching on fire as a result of propane leaking, and 7 reports of damage to the propane fuel hoses. No injuries have been reported.

If you are considering buying a mosquito-trapping device, investigate carefully how they work and consider their effectiveness. According to University of Florida Extension Entomologist Dr. Roxanne Rutledge, these homeowner devices have recently appeared on the market, and they retail for $300.00 - $1400.00. But that's just for the initial investment.

According to Rutledge, some traps generate

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Saturday, 21 July 2007

The following contents will be added soon:

  1. Research about mosquito repellants in universities and research organizations.
  2. Natural mosquito repellants
  3. West Nile Virus
  4. Electronic mosquito repellants
  5. Outdoor mosquito repellants
  6. Home mosquito problem
  7. Mosquito Bite Remedy
  8. Chemical Insect Repellants
  9. Ultrasonic insect repellants

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 July 2007 )
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New Natural Mosquito Repellent PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Secret formula developed from human body odors

We all know that one person who comes home from the camping trip without a single bug bite. Perhaps they advise their unlucky mates to eat more garlic, or fewer bananas.

But it may be that these folks are born with a scent that keeps mosquitoes and other biting insects away. Recent research has isolated chemicals emitted by "bug-proof" individuals, which appear to counteract the odors that hungry bloodsuckers generally home in on.

The study showed "unequivocally that there are compounds that interfere with the normal attraction that mosquitoes have towards humans," said John Pickett from Rothamsted Research in England.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 June 2007 )
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Electronic mosquito repellents — buzzing devices marketed to prevent malaria — don’t prevent bites and therefore don’t prevent disease transmission, according to a new review of studies.