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Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Credit: Joseph Berger,

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 (5), mosquitoes (27), protect (4), repellent (7), UC IPM (222), vector (1), West Nile Virus (10)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Kissing bugs are not your valentine

Adult western conenose bug, Triatoma protracta. (Credit: Justin Schmidt)

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) are in the Reduviidae family, a group of insects known for a sturdy body and large proboscis. Most reduviids are beneficial as insect predators, and include various species of assassin bugs. Conenose...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Tags: bites (5), bugs (17), Chagas disease (3), conenose (2), kissing (1), reduviidae (3), UC IPM (222), Windbiel-Rojas (3)

Best Tips for Mosquito Protection

Mosquito larvae on the surface of water. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Record-breaking heat continues to scald California, leading many of us to water our landscapes and gardens more. While the water is good for plants and helps us cool down, even the smallest amount of standing water mixed with high temperatures create...

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Tags: bites (5), control (37), management. (1), mosquito (18), mosquitoes (27), repellent (7), UC IPM (222)

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)
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