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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 (1), mosquitoes (15), UCIPM (1), Zika (1)

Mosquitoes: Out for Blood

Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see UC Davis mosquito researchers featured in the KQED's science program, "Deep Look." KQED journalists recently traveled to the UC Davis campus to visit several mosquito labs. The end result: The KQED  news article on “How...

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Mosquitoes Are in the News Three-Fold at UC Davis and Here's Why!

Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses. (CDC Photo)

Mosquitoes are in the news three-fold at the University of California, Davis. First, there's the upcoming free public event, the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, set Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1001 of Giedt Hall.  Professor...

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Feuding, Bigamy and Tunneling: Hear About The Eccentric Life of Entomologist Harrison Dyar

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published

Former Smithsonian entomologist Harrison G. Dyar, noted for his research on moths and butterflies, was not your typical entomologist. He feuded with fellow entomologists, was a bigamist (married to two wives at the same time) and caused an uproar when a...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

The Most Dangerous Animal on the Planet

Malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, by medical entomologist Anthony Cornel, UC Davis

What's the most dangerous animal on the planet? No, not rhinos,  cape buffaloes, hippos, lions, elephants, crocodiles or sharks. It's an insect, the blood-sucking mosquito. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria, including Anopheles gambiae, kill more...

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

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