Mosquito Quotes by Tom Frieden, Tim O’Brien, John Prendergast, Douglas Hofstadter, Susan Orlean, David Lynch and many others.
Controlling mosquitos is tough. It’s not quick; it’s not easy. It requires work day in and day out to track where mosquitos are and to apply safely the appropriate mosquito control methods.
The world comes at me that way – comes at me in clumps of stuff, sometimes little vignettes and sometimes whole stories. And then the rest is erased by the internal filter that erases things for the same reason you’d forget swatting a mosquito.
There isn’t one celebrity I’ve worked with who doesn’t have major doubts about what impact they are having. I am glad when they question the impact, because it shows they are based firmly in the reality that peacemaking isn’t the same as changing a streetlight or distributing mosquito nets.
If a mosquito has a soul, it is mostly evil. So I don’t have too many qualms about putting a mosquito out of its misery. I’m a little more respectful of ants.
Places like Hilton Head, with water adjacency and nice climates, are in high demand, and land values are insane. In the case of Hilton Head, which was developed in 1970 on what had been a mosquito- and alligator-infested swampy barrier island, land value has leaped from nearly zero to now unaffordable.
Music as background to me becomes like a mosquito, an insect. In the studio we have big speakers, and to me that’s the way music should be listened to. When I listen to music, I want to just listen to music.
The expat life was a good one: There was my French boyfriend. My bright two-bedroom flat in Islington. My wine at lunch. I had a ‘go bag’ packed with loose linens and mosquito repellent – I was ready to be flung to the outer edges of the world at a moment’s notice. It was all intrigue and adventure.
Mosquito control in the United States is very much a local and state activity. Some states have excellent programs, other states not so much. It’s one of the reasons it’s so urgent to identify and spread best practices to try and track and reduce mosquito populations.
For the first time, we have the genetic sequences of all three of the players in the global malaria debacle: the parasite, the anopheles mosquito and the human. It’s a very important milestone.
I was nicknamed Skeeter in Little League because I was small and fast, like a mosquito flying across the outfield.
Pregnant women who are in places where Zika is spreading should do everything they can to avoid mosquito bites. And we, as a society, need to do everything we can to control Zika. That means learning more about it; that means controlling mosquitoes more effectively. That means achieving a vaccine.
I have the attention span of a mosquito from multitasking and all the things that have affected my poor little brain.
Inevitably, malaria parasites developed resistance to commonly used drugs, and mosquito vectors became insecticide-resistant.
I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing it’s target.
The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.
To me, there is nothing more soothing than the song of a mosquito that can’t get through the mesh to bite you.
The way Zika spreads is primarily through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in places that don’t have screens and air-conditioning.
A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria’s Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET.
I worked for a company called Population Services International, a social marketing company advocating healthy behaviors. We had a big branding campaign with celebrities to help educate about the proper use of mosquito nets, for example, to help prevent malaria.
Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
I believe more in precision, when you have the capability, like when you see a mosquito fly and you’re able to hit it, you’re able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots… it’s a beautiful thing.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
I’m like a mosquito, I love humidity. I don’t sweat.
Over and over, nature shows that it’s a really tough adversary. That’s why it’s important that we invest in laboratories, disease detectives, research, mosquito control, the public health system around the world to find, stop, track, prevent health threats.
I was born in the summer, but I hate it because I’m allergic to bug bites. I would go play with my cousins, and then we’d go inside and I’d have mosquito bites everywhere. But mine are different – like, they blow up with puss. It’s really bad.
Know that the tiger mosquito – Aedes albopictus – sometimes spreads viruses that spread like Zika, so it may be able to spread Zika.
If you want to go out for a hunting trip and shoot cans with your son and a .22, that’s fine. Do I need an AK-47 with a 100-round magazine if I’m going on a hunting trip? No. It is, to borrow a phrase from Confucius, like using a cannon to kill a mosquito.