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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 (1), bites (3), mosquitoes (24), protect (1), repellent (3), UC IPM (3), vector (1), West Nile Virus (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Why Vector-Borne Diseases Remain a Key Threat to Human Health

This Culex mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, transmits West Nile virus and other viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Vector-borne diseases remain a key threat to human health, wildlife, and plants, in part, due to the multitude of factors that influence their transmission," says biologist A. Marm Kilpatrick, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and...

Battling Dengue at a Field Station in Iquitos, Peru

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UC Davis epidemiologist Amy Morrison knows Iquitos, Peru, like the back of her hand. Travelers know Iquitos as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon" but scientists know it as a hot spot for dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease with raging outbreaks in...

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger,

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 (2), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (2), mosquitoes (24), picardin (2), UC IPM (3), West Nile virus (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 (3), control (1), management. (1), mosquito (3), mosquitoes (24), repellent (3), UC IPM (3)

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