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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 (33), management. (1), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (27), repellent (6), UC IPM (214)

She'll Speak on The World's Most Dangerous Animal

This is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegptyi, which transmits dengue, Zika and other diseases. (CDC Photo)

The world's most dangerous animal isn't the shark, wolf, lion, elephant, hippo, crocodile, tsetse fly, tapeworm, assassin bug (kissing bug), freshwater snail, dog, snake or human. No, it's the mosquito. Infected mosquitoes transmit diseases that ...

This is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegptyi, which transmits dengue, Zika and other diseases. (CDC Photo)
This is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegptyi, which transmits dengue, Zika and other diseases. (CDC Photo)

This is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegptyi, which transmits dengue, Zika and other diseases. (CDC Photo)

This is the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. (Photo by Anthony Cornel, UC Davis)
This is the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. (Photo by Anthony Cornel, UC Davis)

This is the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. (Photo by Anthony Cornel, UC Davis)

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 4:37 PM

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 (8), mosquito (17), pests (54), prevention. (1), repellent (6), UC IPM (214), vector control (1), west nile virus (9)

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)

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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