Secret Site Map
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Home News Dallas Mayor Declares WNV Emergency

Dallas Mayor Declares WNV Emergency

Mosquitoes

With 14 West Nile virus deaths in Texas, Dallas Mayor declared the city is facing an emergency as the disease spreads.

| August 15, 2012

DALLAS, Texas - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the city is facing a West Nile virus emergency, CNN reports

WNV has killed at least 14 people in Texas and 26 nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevenetion. The Dallas delcaration clears the way for aerial spraying to kill the infected mosquitos, according to CNN.

The U.S. is experiencing its biggest spike in WNV activity since 2004, with 241 cases of the disease reported across the United States. Of the 42 states that have reported infections in people, birds or mosquitoes, 80 percent have been in Texas, CNN reported.

"It is not clear why we are seeing more activity than in recent years," said Marc Fischer, a CDC medical epidemiologist. "Regardless of the reasons for the increase, people should be aware of the West Nile virus activity in their area and take action to protect themselves and their family."

Read more at CNN.com

(Source: CNN)

Top news

Fastest Growing U.S. Cities in West And South, Census Bureau Reports

Most cities with populations above 100,000 in those regions grew significantly between 2000 and 2010, and 2010 and 2013, according to the bureau's report, which was released last week.

New Bee Survey Released

Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year 42.1 percent, according to preliminary results of the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America.

Terminix Announces Top Mosquito Cities Based on Twitter Complaints

According to research by Terminix, the worst whining about mosquitoes came from Goodland, a small town in the northwest corner of Kansas. Terminix searched through approximately 200 billion tweets posted in 2014 to determine which United States city is most pestered by mosquitoes.

White House Releases Pollinator Action Plan

The Strategy, released last week, and its accompanying science-based Pollinator Research Action Plan outline needs and priority actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health. These actions will be supported by coordination of existing Federal research efforts and accompanied by a request to Congress for additional resources to respond to the pollinator losses that are being experienced.

Legislative Day Video Coverage

More than 325 pest control industry professionals traveled to our nation’s capital in March for NPMA Legislative Day 2015, lead-sponsored by FMC Professional Solutions. In the day-plus of activities, PCOs attended sessions on important industry-related issues and heard from prominent national speakers before heading to Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives. In addition to news articles, PCT’s coverage includes video interviews.

x