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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 (8), bites (1), mosquitoes (1), protect (1), repellent (2), UC IPM (6), vector (1), West Nile Virus (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Adult males (top) and adult female (bottom) of the western blacklegged tick. [E. Acquino]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a campaign that brings attention to this tick-borne illness. Lyme disease can be transmitted to humans and pets in California from the bite of an infected western blacklegged tick. Lyme disease causes flu-like...

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM

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 (8), bite (2), mosquito (3), pests (3), prevention. (1), repellent (2), UC IPM (6), vector control (1), west nile virus (2)

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Life stages of the western blacklegged tick. [CA Dept Public Health]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, so what better time to tell you about the updated Pest Note: Lyme Disease in California. This updated publication, by authors Robert S. Lane and Anne Kjemtrup, contains new information on incidents of Lyme disease in...

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM
Tags: awareness (8), California (2), Kjemtrup (1), Lane (1), Lyme disease (2), tick (1), UCIPM (2), western blacklegged (2)

Zika and Mosquito Awareness Week

Aedes aegypti adult.

Since this week is California Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we thought we'd run a recent mosquito-related post again. [See the full post here.] How is Zika Transmitted? The Zika virus is primarily transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes...

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:18 PM
Tags: awareness (8), control (1), mosquito (3), UC IPM (6), zika (1)

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