Tag: mosquito control

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Thriving young professionals group injects new life into AMCA

August 20, 2018 By
Few industries are immune to the challenges that accompany an aging workforce. Industries and organizations lacking an influx of interested, talented young people can lose momentum and become less effective at meeting the needs of their constituents. That’s the scenario the... Read more»
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UF study finds IGRs integral to mosquito control

May 23, 2018 By
A study from the University of Florida found that using insect growth regulators is a good way for PMPs to practice integrated pest management. Read more»

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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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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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»
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PMP interviews Culex pipiens mosquito

May 24, 2017 By
Let’s discuss the sisterhood of the not-so-traveling mosquito. Culex pipiens mosquito (CPM): [Yelling] Why can’t you help out every once in a while? I just gave birth to 300 babies, and all you want to do is fly around all... Read more»
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UK university receives $2 million grant for vector control product research

February 23, 2017 By
The U.K.’s Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s (LSTM) Department of Vector Biology received a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a research program to establish test protocols for development of vector control products, according to... Read more»

Mosquitoes: World’s deadliest animal back in limelight

May 31, 2016 By
I’ve made it clear we want to put on a full-court press. I’m saying, ‘Folks, this is it: All hands on deck for Zika. This is really important.'” — Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases... Read more»

Elmo helps kids prevent Zika

March 30, 2016 By
Sesame Street Muppets Elmo and Raya are educating children about mosquito behavior to help reduce the spread of the Zika virus. In two new videos, the Muppets share tips for preventing mosquito breeding and bites with families in Latin America... Read more»
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