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Posts Tagged: West Nile virus

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 (41), DEET (7), drain (1), integrated pest management (13), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), pest management (25), Picaridin (1), rain (6), repellent (7), UC IPM (225), West Nile virus (10)

Mosquitoes in Garden Centers

Culex mosquito larvae. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This article was written for the UC IPM Retail Nursery and Garden Center News, a publication directed at retail nursery store employees. With the recent confirmed human West Nile virus deaths in California, it's important to understand how...

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 (225), vector (1), West Nile Virus (10)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

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 (7), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquitoes (27), picardin (3), UC IPM (225), West Nile virus (10)

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 (55), prevention. (1), repellent (7), UC IPM (225), vector control (1), west nile virus (10)

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