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Drain After the Rain

Reduce breeding habitats for mosquitoes by dumping standing water from flower pots or storing them upside down so they do not collect water.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Whether you're having a backyard barbecue or enjoying outdoor activities as the weather warms up, it's important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and their bites. Not only can these buzzing insects be a nuisance, certain mosquito species can...

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Tags: bite (10), control (37), DEET (7), drain (1), integrated pest management (11), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), pest management (20), Picaridin (1), rain (5), repellent (7), UC IPM (222), West Nile virus (10)

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

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)

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 (10), mosquito (18), pests (56), prevention. (1), repellent (7), UC IPM (222), vector control (1), west nile virus (10)

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)

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