Tag: Zika

“The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illness” By Dr. Stan Cope

February 13, 2019 By
Dr. Stan Cope, AP&G’s VP of technical products and services, talks to attendees at the 2018 New York Pest Expo presented by Bug Off Pest Control Center. “The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illness: What is the Next Zika?” reviews the diseases... 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»
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EPA approves Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes for use in 20 states

November 9, 2017 By
ZAP Males are live male mosquitoes that are infected with the ZAP strain, a particular strain of the Wolbachia bacterium. Read more»
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Aedes aegypti. mosquito PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/FRANK600

UC-R receives $14.9 million grant for mosquito research

October 26, 2017 By
The researchers want to understand the potential risks and benefits of using gene drives to control mosquitoes that carry diseases. Read more»
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Headshot: Dr. Omar Okbari

$14.9M grant for UC-R mosquito research

July 21, 2017 By
A University of California, Riverside scientist is leading a team of researchers that will receive up to $14.9 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to be part of the “Safe Genes” program to study innovative genetic... Read more»
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Stopping skeeters this summer

July 11, 2017 By
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... Read more»
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Headshot: Dr. Jerome Goddard

UPFDA meeting focuses on mosquito-borne diseases

June 29, 2017 By
PMP Hall of Famer Dr. Goddard captivates UPFDA meeting attendees with mosquito talk We must never forget the leathery lessons of our past, PMP Hall of Famer Dr. Jerome Goddard warned attendees of the spring conference of the United Producers,... Read more»
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Mosquitoes: Public health concerns lead experts to predictive modeling

June 13, 2017 By
Who would have guessed that in 1999, when West Nile Virus (WNV) started its sweep across the United States, a major paradigm shift would begin in the role pest management companies play in protecting people’s health? It didn’t take long... 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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PMP unveils 2017 Mosquito Survey results

June 7, 2017 By
As mosquito opportunities grow, so do lessons learned, as PMP’s 2017 Mosquito Survey shows. Not so long ago, mosquito management was an occasional service for most pest management professionals (PMPs). An existing client might ask for an adulticide treatment for... Read more»
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