Giant Mosquitoes, is it the Mothership or the Mosquito Killer?

Spring will soon be  arriving across all of North America.  The wet winter, in many parts of the country, may make Mosquitoes a real problem.  Many communities in the southern United States have noticed what appear to be giant MosquitoesCrane Fly

Don’t panic these giants are not Mosquitoes.  These giants are called  Crane Flies.  Despite rumors that these larger flies are predators of mosquitoes, they are not.  They are harmless. They do not feed on blood and none of them attack people.

Sadly the internet contains false reports of adult crane flies biting or stinging, they do neither.  Adult crane flies eat very little, if at all report entomologists (bug specialists). They may feed on nectar. Their primary focus is on mating when they are in this short stage of their life.  They can be gently scooped up and returned outdoors.

The real enemy is the Mosquito.Mosquito  Notice that the Mosquito has a long tube-like mouthpart (proboscis).  This is what they use to pierce the skin to consume blood.

Mosquitoes  can transmit extremely harmful infections.  These can include malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses, rendering it the deadliest animal family in the world.

The best defense against the mosquito is making sure that we do not provide an optimal place for them to live and reproduce.

Mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs.  Look around where you live. Almost anything can hold water: Buckets, plant saucers, old tires, a fountain, even a swimming pool.  Dump and drain the water once a week or throw away the containers. If you have a pool make sure that the water is treated and not stagnant and stinking.

Get and use insect repellent.  Blood is food for female mosquitoes. They need your blood to produce eggs.  Look for these active ingredients to keep mosquitoes from biting you:  DEET,  Picaridin,  Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, IR3535.

Share what you know about controlling mosquitoes with family and friends.  

A clean yard, free from containers that can hold water (including plant saucers), is a mosquito-free yard.                                                      

Controlling mosquitoes is simple — just get rid of any standing water.

 

Nutritional Supplements and Their Role in Promoting Successful Aging and Longevity

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More and more western medicine is acknowledging the importance and vital role that nutritional supplements contribute to health, successful aging and longevity.  While other cultures have focused on this for centuries. The western world has embraced five decades of fast, convenient, and processed foods and in turn consumes 70 % of  all prescription medications.  Obesity, diabetes, and numerous other health problems are commonplace  in North America.  The educated choices that we make today will give us more tomorrows, with quality of life.

Authors: Steven R. Gambert and Barbara Anne Gambert (Professor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, USA, and others)
Book Description:
Every day, people must make choices. Perhaps nothing is as important, however, as what people choose to eat or not eat. While hunger, whether it be a desire to have a feeling of well-being or purely due to habit, motivates many of our choices, nutrition plays an essential role in our health and how successful we will be in terms of our aging process. The term “nutritional supplements” is generally used to include vitamins, minerals, herbs, meal supplements, sports nutrition products, natural food supplements, and other related products. This monograph, while not an exhaustive compilation of all nutritional supplements available, is meant to guide any reader who is interested in adding quality of life to their remaining years, and perhaps even extending their life span. Whether it is a vitamin, mineral, macronutrient, super food or herb, we have attempted to present the data available (whether anecdotal, based on animal/cellular models, or well conducted scientific studies in humans), to help the reader make a wise choice as to what to include in their diet. This may include a specific food, an ingredient, or nutritional product depending on the person. Having a more successful aging process is up to each individual, and the authors hope this monograph will help to provide an individualized path to success! (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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