Tag: Zika Virus

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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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PMP interviews a bed bug

June 28, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP): So, after I declined to conduct this interview in the bedroom of my apartment, you stopped returning my calls. What changed your mind? Bed Bug (BB): [sighs and removes sunglasses] My publicist, Peggy. She’s worried I’ll... Read more»
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Final Zika funding package passes in U.S. House of Representatives

June 24, 2016 By
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a final $1.1 billion Zika funding package, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) said in its weekly ePestWorld newsletter to members. Important components of the Zika funding package for the structural pest management industry include: $476,000,000 in funds will... Read more»
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Customer cooperation breeds better mosquito management

June 9, 2016 By
JP Miller & Sons Services tackles challenges unique to Florida pest management professionals. In Florida, mosquitoes are a part of everyday life, thanks to aquatic ecosystems and a humid climate. Currently, 80 mosquito species have been identified there — more... Read more»
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Tempering the risk of mosquito-borne illness

June 7, 2016 By
With Aedes aegypti in the news at nearly every turn, it’s important for pest management professionals (PMPs) to take the longer view about the true risk of a mosquito-borne public health crisis. For yellow fever mosquitoes to cause an outbreak... Read more»