Content tagged "mosquitoes"

IPM Action Plan for Mosquitoes

Adult Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictusThere are approximately 175 species of mosquitoes in the continental United States. For management in and around...

Integrated Pest Management for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes belong to the insect order Diptera, family Culicidae. The Diptera includes true flies, gnats, horseflies, blackflies, midges, crane flies, and...

Zika Virus

Zika virus transmitted to people through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito vector. One of 5 people infected may develop symptoms, and the disease is...

Urban IPM Webinars & Events

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 07, 2014

Learn how to keep bugs and other pests from invading your home, your school or other structure with these nifty webinar recordings. These and other webinars...

Are sonic and ultrasonic mosquito repellers effective in mosquito control?

Sonic mosquito repellers, first marketed in the 1970s, are devices that were designed to imitate the flight sound of a male mosquito. These devices work on...

Are there any predators that kill mosquitoes that I can use around my house and garden?

Fish, dragonfly nymphs and diving beetles are natural predators of mosquito larvae, while dragonflies, birds and bats feed on adult mosquitoes.In some...

Will placing a backyard birdbath in the shade versus in the sun make a difference in how quickly bacteria grow?

Only a controlled lab study could establish the types of bacteria growing in a birdbath and the rate with which they increase/decrease depending on the...

How do daytime temperatures affect mosquito populations?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 12, 2011

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