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Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Credit: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Warming temperatures combined with late spring rains create ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed, including the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus. To help spread the message about mosquito prevention, April 15-21, 2018 has been designated as...

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:02 PM
Tags: 2018 (1), awareness (2), bites (1), mosquitoes (3), protect (1), repellent (2), UC IPM (3), vector (1), West Nile Virus (8)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Summer may be over, but continued warm weather means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this year, 361 cases of the mosquito-borne illness West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported* in 23 California counties from Imperial to Shasta. Sadly, 18 of...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Tags: DEET (1), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (1), mosquitoes (3), picardin (1), UC IPM (3), West Nile virus (8)

Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Culex mosquito biting through human skin. [J.K. Clark]

April 16-22 has been declared West Nile Virus and Mosquito Vector Control Awareness week by the California State Legislature. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease that was originally found in Africa. It was first detected in the eastern U.S....

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 4:44 PM
Tags: awareness (2), bite (1), mosquito (2), pests (1), prevention. (1), repellent (2), UC IPM (3), vector control (1), west nile virus (8)

Warmer Weather and Rain Bring Mosquitoes

Adult mosquito. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is almost here and temperatures are already increasing. Warm, sunny days paired with stagnant water left over from rainstorms create the perfect mosquito breeding habitat. It's too soon to tell the future regarding the intensity of the West Nile...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Tags: mosquitoes (3), prevention (1), rain (1), repellents (1), spring (1), water (1), West Nile virus (8)

Watch Out for Mosquitoes!

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

For many people, warmer weather means more time outside and more exposure to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can also transmit the potentially deadly West Nile virus. Two new videos from UC IPM, “Don't let mosquitoes breed in...

Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM
Tags: mosquito (2), video (1), West Nile virus (8)

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