Tag: Zika

$14.9M grant for UC-R mosquito research

July 21, 2017 By
A University of California, Riverside scientist is leading a team of researchers that will receive up to $14.9 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to be part of the “Safe Genes” program to study innovative genetic... Read more»

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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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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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»

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»

NPMA, Orkin co-sponsor inaugural World Pest Day

June 6, 2017 By
The inaugural World Pest Day is taking place today in Beijing, China, initiated and hosted by the Chinese Pest Control Association (CPCA). World Pest Day brings together representatives from academia, government, trade associations and pest control businesses to exchange best... Read more»
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Q&A with Syngenta’s Andy Bywater

June 2, 2017 By
This month, our question-and-answer session features Andy Bywater, head of marketing for Pest Management at Syngenta. He is Syngenta’s corporate liaison for the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC). IVCC partners with academia, industry, funders and malaria control programs worldwide to... Read more»
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Compelling Communications

12 tips for mosquito marketing

May 24, 2017 By
Mosquito season is here, so I’ve put together some marketing ideas to help you promote this important service. If you are not currently offering mosquito services, it might be something you want to explore. Start promoting your services now! Don’t... Read more»
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Bacteria-infected mosquitoes released in Florida to fight Zika

May 2, 2017 By
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is testing a new way to control Aedes aegypti mosquito populations by releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes. The district released 20,000 male mosquitoes from Kentucky-based MosquitoMate infected by the Wolbachia bacteria. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread... Read more»