Mosquitoes

Amid Zika Concerns, Mosquito Sessions Take Center Stage at Purdue

Amid Zika Concerns, Mosquito Sessions Take Center Stage at Purdue

January 11, 2017

Mosquito control is a different type of service that involves learning new equipment, products and regulations, in addition to having a thorough understanding of mosquito biology and behavior. To help PMPs navigate mosquito control better, this year’s Purdue Pest Management Conference included sessions on mosquito management from leading experts. Read More

Zika Surfaces in Texas

Zika Surfaces in Texas

November 30, 2016

Texas has become the second state in the continental United States to confirm a locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus, state and federal health officials reported last week. Read More

First Zika Birth Defect Reported in Puerto Rico

First Zika Birth Defect Reported in Puerto Rico

October 31, 2016

Puerto Rico on Friday reported its first case of a baby born with microcephaly as a result of a Zika infection, raising concerns because officials said the medical condition wasn't identified until the mother was nearly eight months pregnant, NBC News reported. Read More

Podcast: Our Experience with Mosquito Work

Podcast: Our Experience with Mosquito Work

September 5, 2016

Rob Braden, service manager, Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control, Lancaster, Pa., talks about lessons learned since the Pennsylvania firm started offering mosquito control three years ago. Read More

Florida Finds Zika Virus in U.S. Mosquito for First Time

Florida Finds Zika Virus in U.S. Mosquito for First Time

September 2, 2016

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has detected Zika in three mosquito samples from a small area in Miami Beach. The mosquitoes from Miami Beach that tested positive for Zika are from an area where increased trapping and intensified mosquito control measures are occurring due to the investigation of local transmission led... Read More

USF Researchers Study Mosquito/Bird Interactions

USF Researchers Study Mosquito/Bird Interactions

August 12, 2016

When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, affects how birds cope with West Nile virus, they found that birds with higher levels of stress hormone were twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that transmit the virus. Read More

Weekly Zika-Related News Roundup

Weekly Zika-Related News Roundup

August 8, 2016

Recent developments include Florida Governor Rick Scott calling for an emergency response team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to help with the discovered four cases of locally acquired Zika in Miami. Read More