Mosquitoes

Navy, international entomologists collaborate to fight malaria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tasked with providing scientific and technical leadership as well as implementing public health programs vital to stopping malaria. Read more»

Key pretreatment steps for IPM mosquito program

November 15, 2017 By
The pretreatment step is an important part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program for mosquito control — yet it’s often overlooked. Key steps include: Walk around and survey the property. Check the wind direction and potential drift issues, including... Read more»
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EPA approves Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes for use in 20 states

November 9, 2017 By
ZAP Males are live male mosquitoes that are infected with the ZAP strain, a particular strain of the Wolbachia bacterium. Read more»

Mosquito control: Identify larval development sites

November 8, 2017 By
Effective mosquito control strategies usually require using multiple methodologies. Read more»
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Mosquito control: Advise customers to follow the 3 D’s

October 18, 2017 By
Help protect your customers from mosquitoes by encouraging them to follow the three “D’s” recommended by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA): Drain. Empty water containers at least once per week. Any conditions that allow water to collect or lay... Read more»
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Formulation, application crucial to mosquito control

October 11, 2017 By
Success is all about formulation and application. Read more»

4 facts PMPs should know about disease-carrying mosquitoes

September 27, 2017 By
Aedes and Culex mosquitoes have differences that can have an impact on treatment programs. The Aedes genus carries Zika, whereas Culex carries West Nile Virus. You should know: Which species is in your area. State and county extension offices can... Read more»
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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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