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Vector-borne Disease Management and Control

As spring is quickly approaching, everyone must consider their options to prevent vector-borne diseases. This includes a control and management plan! Moreover, ranging from mosquito control to tick control. Researcher, Dipika Doloi, conducted a study on specific biological control methods to determine management of disease. Find his published work in the International Journal of Mosquito …

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Using Local Government Resources to Keep Up to Date About Mosquitoes and Ticks in your Community

Local government and public health office: your reliable sources to get updates about mosquitoes and ticks If you need to find information or updates about mosquitoes and ticks in your area, look no further! Your local government or public health office FAQ provides important information. Take the FAQ page of Minnesota’ Metropolitan Mosquito Control District as …

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Virginia Mosquito Control Association Posts All Mosquito ID Course Materials

Awesome news! The Virginia Mosquito Control Association (VMCA) recently posted most of the Adult mosquito ID course materials onto their website. Double awesome news! – they have posted a simple way to order the guide: “The Mosquitos Of The Mid-Atlantic region” – by  Bruce Harrison, Brian Byrd, Charles Sither, and Parker Whitt. This work is …

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Organic Mosquito Treatment Vs Natural Mosquito Treatment

What Do “Organic” or “Natural” Mean When We Are Talking About Professional Mosquito Control? Organic Mosquito Control The term “Organic” has a specific meaning in the U.S. as it is related to pesticides and crop inputs. This definition is linked to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Most important: only inputs used in the production …

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How to Use a New Degree-Day Hatching Model to Keep Your Customers Happy

New research will help predict tiger mosquito spring hatch As a pest control professional, fighting nuisance mosquitoes is a key to keeping your customers happy. In many parts of the U.S. the Aedes albopictus is one of the most aggressive biters that torment people in their backyards. A team of researchers from Rutgers and LSU …

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How to use Traps to Improve Your Natural Mosquito Service Options

Mosquito traps can improve customer satisfaction & reduce call backs If you offer backyard mosquito and tick service long enough, you will encounter “that house”. You know the one. The one with the backyard that no matter what you do, the mosquitoes keep coming.  They come like a plague each night around dusk, and they …

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Will the release of Genetically Modified mosquitoes impact my pest control business?

Will Genetically Modified mosquitoes impact pest control? Mosquitoes are tiny insects, yet the diseases they spread are amongst the most destructive forces impacting human health. According to the World Mosquito Program, nearly 700 million people contract mosquito-borne illnesses each year, causing about  one million deaths respectively. Will GM mosquitoes help to combat this problem?  In a …

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Professional Mosquito Control: Do Mosquito Barrier Treatments Work?

Backyard Pest Control – What is it about? Professional Mosquito Control is essential to control vector  populations. Ever wonder how to explain to customers why barrier treatments work to reduce mosquito numbers? You aren’t alone! An article by Dr. Rui-De Xue and others investigated the use of mosquito barrier treatments using Bifenthrin applications.  Visit the …

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Dengue continues to spread in the Western Hemisphere

“Dengue is an important insect-borne viral disease, transmitted in the Western hemisphere by the A. aegypti mosquito. It is endemic in the Caribbean with sporadic outbreaks in different regions. Cases in the United States are mostly imported cases but can be seen in the Gulf states as well as the Southeast. ” Link to full article here.   quoted from – “Ramirez-Ronda CH, …

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