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Originally posted 2011-06-01 10:27:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Mosquito Lifecycle

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Of the 80 mosquito species found in Florida, APPROXIMATELY 30 species may be found in Dixie County, and to the trained eye, each one looks as different as a poodle and a doberman. Adult mosquitoes vary widely in size, ranging from about 1/8 inch to about 1-1/2 inches.

Mosquito EMERGENCE

Originally posted 2011-06-09 16:52:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Saint Louis Encephalomyelitis

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 Culex nigripalpus mosquitoes are the most important disease vectors in Florida. They are the proven primary enzootic (normal level of virus transmission from mosquitoes to wild birds) and epidemic (unusually high level of virus transmission from mosquitoes to humans) vectors of St. Louis encephalitis SLE virus throughout the southern half of the state. In addition, they are likely involved in the transmission of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus in Florida, from Titusville north to Jacksonville and west to Pensacola.

Originally posted 2011-06-09 22:01:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Heartworm Disease

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Each year thousands of dogs become disabled or die from lung, heart or circulatory problems caused by the heartworm disease.

Heartworm disease in dogs and related canines is caused by a filarial nematode (thread-like round worm), Dirofilaria immitis. It is a major problem that promises to become more serious with time. The adult inhabits the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries, and because of its location in the heart, it is commonly called “the dog heartworm.” The parasite can only be transmitted from one dog to the other by some vector mosquito species.

Culex AdultDistribution

Heartworm is distributed worldwide in most tropical and subtropical regions, with increasing frequency in temperate climates. Until the late sixties, the disease was restricted to southern and eastern coastal regions of the United States. Now, however, cases have been reported in almost every state and in several provinces of Canada as shown here. Read the rest of this entry »

Originally posted 2011-06-07 11:59:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter