Tag: West Nile virus


USF study finds link between WNV, light pollution

August 14, 2019 By
A recent study from the University of South Florida found that light pollution — the kind found in parking lots, for example — could be a factor in the transmission of West Nile virus (WNV). The study conducted by Meredith... Read more»
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New coalition to combat vector-borne diseases

July 22, 2019 By
The Vector-Borne Disease Network will advise and support federal policymakers in confronting diseases spread by insects and related arthropods. Read more»

Ask these questions to sell mosquito services

June 13, 2019 By
Sometimes a list of technical jargon is a turn-off, even if you’re right. Instead, courteous and simple questions are the key. Read more»
Encephalitis mosquito (Culex tarsalis) PHOTO: JOSEPH BURGER, BUGWOOD.ORG

Mosquito-borne disease risks

May 18, 2019 By
You may be an expert at finding and eliminating breeding sources that attract mosquitoes, but when customers have questions about mosquito-borne diseases and viruses, refer them to a reputable resource. Read more»

15 mosquito management pro tips

May 17, 2019 By
Sharpen your mosquito management service with tips from pest management professionals who learned from experience. Read more»
Southern house mosquito (C. quinquefasciatus) PHOTO: CDC/JIM GATHANY

Mosquito control: Protecting health, adding revenue

May 16, 2019 By
Mosquito control services may help reduce the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes while improving profit margins Read more»

Mosquito-fighting bacteria shows promise, study finds

May 9, 2019 By
The Entomological Society of America's publication "Entomology Today" reports "encouraging results" from the program using Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. Read more»

Pests can cause seasonal allergies

April 22, 2019 By
Warn your customers this spring that some of biggest allergy offenders include pests such as bed bugs and dust mites, not weeds or pollen. Read more»

Get ahead of mosquito populations this spring

April 2, 2018 By
As temperatures begin to rise, overwintering mosquitoes will start to emerge out of the dormant stage. 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»
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