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Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Summer may be over, but continued warm weather means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this year, 361 cases of the mosquito-borne illness West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported* in 23 California counties from Imperial to Shasta. Sadly, 18 of...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Tags: DEET (6), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (3), mosquitoes (27), picardin (3), UC IPM (214), West Nile virus (9)

Invasive Spotlight: Zika Virus

Adult female mosquito, Aedes egypti. [J. Gathany]

The Zika virus is spread to people mainly through the bite of an infected mosquito, mostly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. People can also get the Zika virus through sexual contact with an infected person, and the virus can also be passed from a...

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:11 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (23), albopictus (2), bites (5), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (6), EPA (9), lemon eucalyptus (3), mosquito (17), Picardin (3), repellent (6), UC IPM (214), virus (2), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

Zika, Mosquitoes, and Repellents

Adult female mosquit, Aedes aegypti. [J. Gathany, CDC.]

[From the August 2016 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Concerns over the Zika virus have been all over the news lately, so you may be getting questions about mosquito repellents and how customers can protect themselves from mosquitoes. The Zika...

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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:08 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (23), albopictus (2), bites (5), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (6), EPA (9), lemon eucalyptus (3), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (27), Picardin (3), repellent (6), UCIPM (66), virus (2), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

Unraveling the Mystery of DEET

UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu;  postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)

You spray DEET on your arms, and those pesky mosquitoes leave you alone. It works. However,  not everyone wants to use DEET, a synthetic insect repellent. There's that smell, for one thing. "Properties that people do not like in addition to the...

UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu;  postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)
UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu; postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)

UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu; postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:05 PM

A Dynamo, a Maverick and an Inspiration

Congratulations!

 The competition was fierce. We're talking 800 postdoctoral scholars on the UC Davis campus, 12 finalists and two winners. Chemical ecologist Zain Syed, who helped discover the mode of action...

Congratulations!
Congratulations!

Members of the Walter Leal lab congratulate Zain Syed on his award. From left are Walter Leal, professor of entomology; Zhao Liu, graduate student; Zain Syed; Julien Pelletier, postdoctoral scholar; and Wei Xu, ag chemistry graduate student. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blood-fed mosquito
Blood-fed mosquito

BLOOD-FED MOSQUITO, Culex quinquefasciatus, in the Walter Leal lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 5:01 PM

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