Mosquitoes

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.

Hurricane Harvey relief: Air Force provides mosquito aerial spray applications

September 12, 2017 By
Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing is assisting with recovery efforts in eastern Texas by administering mosquito aerial spray applications. The 910th Airlift Wing, in Vienna Township, Ohio, operates the Department of... Read more»
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Why do insect bites itch?

August 3, 2017 By
As summer continues and mosquito control applications increase, pest management customers may ask technicians this common question: “Why do bug bites itch?” It may serve your business’ reputation well to have the answer in your arsenal.   Spit! When a... Read more»
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Stopping skeeters this summer

July 11, 2017 By
It’s mosquito season, and even pest management professionals (PMPs) need to protect themselves from these blood-sucking pests. PMP Hall of Famer Dr. Austin Frishman shares eight mosquito prevention tips PMPs can pass along to clients. I’d like to chime in... Read more»
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Senators resurrect mosquito management funding bill

July 7, 2017 By
This spring, Sens. Angus King (I-Maine), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced the Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (SMASH) Act, which is similar to a bill Sens. King, Nelson and Burr introduced last... Read more»
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Dr. Jerome Goddard

UPFDA meeting focuses on mosquito-borne diseases

June 29, 2017 By
PMP Hall of Famer Dr. Goddard captivates UPFDA meeting attendees with mosquito talk We must never forget the leathery lessons of our past, PMP Hall of Famer Dr. Jerome Goddard warned attendees of the spring conference of the United Producers,... Read more»
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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week set for June 25 to July 1

June 20, 2017 By
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2017 will take place June 25 to July 1, according to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). The event aims to educate the public about health risks associated with mosquitoes as they become active during summer... Read more»

Teach customers about mosquitoes

June 19, 2017 By
Professional pest management services expand based on the need and desire of the public. In recent years, the need for mosquito management has grown because of new emerging diseases transmitted by these insects. With increased travel and movement of cargo,... Read more»
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Mosquito population predictions and pro tips

June 14, 2017 By
Predicting mosquito abundance: Is it possible? Mosquito prediction would seem to be fairly easy. But as any entomologist and mosquito management practitioner understands, the complexity of environmental conditions can push even the best pest management professionals (PMPs) into being a... Read more»
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Mosquitoes: Public health concerns lead experts to predictive modeling

June 13, 2017 By
Who would have guessed that in 1999, when West Nile Virus (WNV) started its sweep across the United States, a major paradigm shift would begin in the role pest management companies play in protecting people’s health? It didn’t take long... Read more»

Mosquitoes as moneymakers for PMPs

June 9, 2017 By
The maladies associated with mosquitoes — Zika, West Nile virus and other types of encephalitis, dengue, etc. — have brought this service segment to the forefront of the public. Pest management professionals (PMPs) responding to our 2017 Mosquito Management Survey... Read more»