Information regarding Zika virus. Zika is a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
With the threat of emerging insect-borne infectious diseases in the United States (West Nile virus, Malaria, Dengue), the clamor for novel personal protection/vector control devices has increased significantly over recent years. This publication includes color images and covers mosquito control as well as beneficial insects you can find around your home.
Experience has shown that pesticides alone rarely produce complete or lasting control of pests -- whether battling cockroaches in kitchens or mosquitoes in marshes. Mosquitoes are controlled most efficiently with an approach that blends the use of both chemical and nonchemical control measures. This is the essence of Integrated Mosquito Management.
When mosquitoes become resistant to pesticides, controlling them and the diseases they carry can be a challenge. This publication covers what you need to know about insecticide resistance in mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are most often thought of as blood-thirsty pests that spread disease and ruin our outdoor activities. The majority of the mosquito’s life cycle, however, is spent in the water, and it is only the adult stage that adversely affects human and animal health.
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