Stopping skeeters this summer


July 11, 2017

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 with some advice about wearing mosquito repellent, courtesy of’s Karen Thompson:

Because we often tend to use insect repellent in tandem with sunscreen, make sure you know which product to use first. Generally, it is advised to use sunscreen and other sun protection products first, let them dry and absorb into your skin, and only then apply insect repellent.

She says most insect repellents have the ability to lessen the efficiency of sunscreen. For more repellent tips, check out Thompson’s April 17 post on PMP’s blog,

Also, learn more about the Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (SMASH) Act, legislation proposed to help fight the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Editor Heather Gooch can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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