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Warmer Weather and Rain Bring Mosquitoes

Adult mosquito. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is almost here and temperatures are already increasing. Warm, sunny days paired with stagnant water left over from rainstorms create the perfect mosquito breeding habitat. It's too soon to tell the future regarding the intensity of the West Nile...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Tags: mosquitoes (19), prevention (1), rain (1), repellents (1), spring (1), water (1), West Nile virus (1)

UC Davis Researcher: What Repellents and Doses Are Best to Prevent Zika Virus

Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

If you're traveling to—or living in--a Zika virus-infested area, it's far better to use DEET rather than Picaridin and to use higher, rather than lower, doses of DEET because lower doses do not work well with older mosquitoes, newly published...

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM

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...

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:08 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (3), albopictus (1), bites (1), CDC (1), Centers for Disease Control (1), Consumer Reports (1), DEET (1), EPA (1), lemon eucalyptus (1), mosquito (2), mosquitoes (19), Picardin (1), repellent (1), UCIPM (3), virus (1), West Nile (1), Zika (2)

Top 4 Videos for Summer Nuisance Pests!

Every summer, a handful of insect pests can become a real nuisance when they invade your space, bite, or sting you. Whether you take a staycation or a vacation, you'll want to watch our videos for tips on how to deal with these pests when you encounter...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Tags: ants (1), bed bugs (1), bugs (1), invade (1), mosquitoes (19), nuisance (1), pests (1), summer (1), UCIPM (3), yellowjackets (1)

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Aedes aegypti mosquito. [USDA]

This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 26-July 2nd). The goal of the campaign is to remind people to protect themselves against mosquitoes especially in the summer months. In the past, information about mosquitoes instructed people...

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 3:40 PM
Tags: habitat (1), mosquito (2), mosquitoes (19), UCIPM (3), Zika (2)

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