A summer of frequent rains can mean a summer of high mosquito populations. The frequent rains give plenty of opportunities for standing water, the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Walk around your home or farm, do you have areas of standing water. Perhaps it is old containers or pots that now collect water. Even wheelbarrows […]
It is 2013 and we can finally say good-bye to Pennsylvania’s West Nile Virus season. 2012 will be remembered for the early horse detection in March and the record number of positive detections since surveillance started in 2000. Unfortunately for the human victims of West Nile Virus, some may be living with the serious effects of encephalitis for many years.
I want to share with everyone a recent development concerning product use in the statewide West Nile Integrated Mosquito Management Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has just recently finished efficacy testing on a reduced risk pesticide that is even less toxic than the permethrin products. What does a county-wide IPM program for mosquitoes look […]
Get Rid of Standing Water! Does your yard seem to have a lot of mosquitoes? Are you getting bit? If so, you probably have some stagnant or standing water sources nearby that is attracting mosquitoes to your yard. Now it is even more important to take a close look around your yard and eliminate these […]