Mosquitoes

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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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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»
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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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Ochlerotatus (formerly Aedes) canadensis also is known as the woodland pool mosquito.
Photo: Gene White

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»
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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»
Encephalitis mosquito 
(Culex tarsalis)

PMP unveils 2017 Mosquito Survey results

June 7, 2017 By
As mosquito opportunities grow, so do lessons learned, as PMP’s 2017 Mosquito Survey shows. Not so long ago, mosquito management was an occasional service for most pest management professionals (PMPs). An existing client might ask for an adulticide treatment for... Read more»
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PMPs discuss pros, cons of offering mosquito service

May 29, 2017 By and
ERIC: Kurt, I think we really need to ramp up our mosquito service and provide this quality service to all of our customers, as well as any new customers. KURT: We need to crawl before we run. Also, aren’t you... Read more»