Tag: Zika virus

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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»
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»
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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»
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CDC: US mosquito, tick and flea illnesses on the rise

May 11, 2018 By
A total of 642,602 cases of disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea. Read more»
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Session updates PMPs on public policy developments

February 28, 2017 By
The National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) public policy team, along with politically active pest management professionals (PMPs), work hard year-round to keep regulations off the books that may have a negative impact on the industry. NPMA staff members Andy Architect,... Read more»
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Experts advise how to handle Zika concerns

October 12, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP) asked the president of RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the executive director of the National Pest Management Association’s Professional Pest Management Alliance (NPMA’s PPMA), how our industry should respond to the headline-grabbing topics... Read more»
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Microsoft deploys drones to fight Zika

August 3, 2016 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUnH5K8Dyts One of the latest techniques to help stop the spread of the Zika virus, Microsoft’s new Project Premonition is using drones to seek out the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. By working with local government, drones deployed by Project Premonition... Read more»
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Yellow fever (Aedes aegypti) mosquito: What you need to know

July 22, 2016 By
Aedes aegypti is known as a daytime biter. Description: Adults are approximately 0.15 to 0.25 in. with white scales on the thorax (top-side) that resemble a violin. Tarsal segments of the hind legs have white bottom bands that look like... Read more»
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Town builds bats homes to control mosquitoes

July 6, 2016 By
A Long Island town continues to add bat houses at several of its parks with the goal of attracting bats and, in turn, reducing its mosquito population. In the wake of recent threats of West Nile and Zika viruses, mosquito reduction methods have... Read more»
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