Title: Zika and the Unique Challenges of “Container” Mosquito Control: Biology, Operations, and Growth Opportunities
When: May 16, from 2 PM - 3 PM (EDT)
Description: Control of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, vectors of Zika virus, provides a clear business growth opportunity for PCOs. Considered to be “the cockroach of mosquitoes,” Aedes aegypti are known for their adaptability to survive the toughest conditions. Understanding their biology is not only critical to providing effective control, but is also an important part of being able to communicate your expertise to prospective clients concerned about Zika and other diseases transmitted by this species of mosquito. For PCOs looking to leverage this opportunity, it’s important to understand that Aedes aegypti is different than common mosquitoes that bite at dawn and dusk. Aedes aegypti is an opportunistic human, day-biting species that breeds in man-made containers or other small pools of water. This “container breeder” requires a unique approach for effective control. In this webinar, experts from the Public Health team at Valent BioSciences will help PCOs better know this enemy and help their customers better prevent this mosquito from taking hold on their properties. They’ll explore the nuances of container mosquito control from habitats to various control strategies and tactics. Of note, they’ll highlight a unique, environmentally sustainable advancement in control application technology known as WALS (Wide Area Larvicide Spray), biological applications that have been used successfully used by government programs recently to stop container mosquito disease transmission (e.g. October 2016 Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade). The result of more than 10 years of research, this method has been scientifically proven to rid large areas of the Aedes larvae before they become mobile, disease vectoring adults. This same technology is also the only method known to effectively control another important mosquito, Aedes albopictus, commonly called the Asian tiger mosquito. Learning to control these mosquitoes effectively will make you the resident expert and tremendously improve your customer satisfaction.
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