NEW SCIENCE BEING PUT TO WORK IN THE MIAMI AREA TO REDUCE MOSQUITO POPULATION AND THE ZIKA VIRUS THAT MOSQUITOES SPREAD


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ohDEER is the leader in all natural deer, mosquito, and tick control.

Having launched in 2007, in 2018 we began our second decade in business.  In 2013, we started our franchise enterprise.

Out of our corporate office in Wayland, MA we service Metropolitan Boston West and Boston proper.

Our franchise network has seven franchisee businesses, with one each dedicated to covering one of the following geographic areas: North of Boston, South of Boston, Central Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, Eastern Long Island (NY), and Central New Jersey.

ohDEER is fortunate that our company has been growing steadily, as more and more people are looking for all natural solutions – those that do not include harsh chemicals, and toxins – to keeping their properties free of deer and ticks and mosquitoes.

Deer, while beautiful and elegant creatures, bespoil landscapes when they make a meal of shrubs, plants, flowers, and leaves – and they also are carriers of ticks which can transmit disease to humans, pets, and livestock, as can mosquitoes.

Back on March 16, 2016, on this blog, we published a post about the developing and controversial research and science behind using genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate mosquitoes.  Please click here to be taken to the post.

In today’s post, we discuss science recently enlisted and applied to reduce the mosquito population in the Miami area, and combat the Zika virus, which mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes genus of mosquito, carry.

The science put to work in Miami involves introducing male mosquitoes that carry a sterility bacteria called Wolbachia.

Now, here’s the thing, Wolbachia male mosquitoes do not bite or blood feed, but they do mate with female mosquitoes, including those females of the Aedus genus.  Eggs produced from the mating do not hatch.

For further reading, please click here to be taken to an NBC News story, “Mosquitoes new mosquitoes carry sterility bug’, by Maggie Fox, published yesterday.

As well, clicking here will transport you to a page, at the website of the World Mosquito Program, dedicated to explaining how the Wolbachia bacteria is being used in the war against mosquito-borne disease.

Here in this space, in the future, ohDEER will post about new technologies and developments to fight and control mosquitoes and the illnesses they bear.

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