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Invasive Spotlight: Zika Virus

Adult female mosquito, Aedes egypti. [J. Gathany]

The Zika virus is spread to people mainly through the bite of an infected mosquito, mostly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. People can also get the Zika virus through sexual contact with an infected person, and the virus can also be passed from a...

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:11 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (23), albopictus (2), bites (5), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (6), EPA (9), lemon eucalyptus (3), mosquito (17), Picardin (3), repellent (6), UC IPM (214), virus (2), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

It's Bat Week! (October 24-31)

Mexican free-tailed bat in flight. [M.D.Tuttle]

Bat Week is an annual event to celebrate this small, flying mammal, and what better time to talk bats than at Halloween? Although they are often depicted as spooky, blood-sucking creatures, in reality, most bats eat insects and are helpful to...

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Tags: bat (1), bats (8), Centers for Disease Control (3), management (23), pests (54), rabies (3)

Zika, Mosquitoes, and Repellents

Adult female mosquit, Aedes aegypti. [J. Gathany, CDC.]

[From the August 2016 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Concerns over the Zika virus have been all over the news lately, so you may be getting questions about mosquito repellents and how customers can protect themselves from mosquitoes. The Zika...

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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:08 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (23), albopictus (2), bites (5), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (6), EPA (9), lemon eucalyptus (3), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (27), Picardin (3), repellent (6), UCIPM (66), virus (2), West Nile (2), Zika (7)
 
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