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Mosquitoes in Garden Centers

Culex mosquito larvae. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This article was written for the UC IPM Retail Nursery and Garden Center News, a publication directed at retail nursery store employees. With the recent confirmed human West Nile virus deaths in California, it's important to understand how...

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 (7), EPA (9), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), Picardin (3), repellent (7), UC IPM (222), virus (2), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

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 (7), EPA (9), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), mosquitoes (27), Picardin (3), repellent (7), UCIPM (66), virus (2), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Aedes aegypti mosquito. [USDA]

This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 26-July 2nd). The goal of the campaign is to remind people to protect themselves against mosquitoes especially in the summer months. In the past, information about mosquitoes instructed people...

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 3:40 PM
Tags: habitat (2), mosquito (18), mosquitoes (27), UCIPM (66), Zika (7)

New Tools in the Fight Against Zika

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are found in several Fresno County neighborhoods. They are the target of novel control efforts.

From the UCANR Green Blog UC entomologist Anton Cornel, based at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is working with the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District in Fresno County to battle Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the species...

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:49 AM
Tags: Aedes egypti (2), clovis (1), fresno (2), green blog (1), kearney (1), mosquito (18), UCIPM (66), Warnert (9), zika (7)

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