Mosquito Control Around the HomeDate: August 13th, 2012
Source: AgriLife Today, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Mosquito control is important this time of year. “Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease are a major problem in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex this summer,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist at Dallas. “This is one of the worst years we’ve seen in north Texas for the mosquito-borne disease called West Nile virus, and the season is far from over. As of the first week in August, over 160 cases of the disease have been reported from Dallas County alone.”
Mosquito Control Videos
Source: Insects in the City, Texas AgriLife Urban Solutions Center at Dallas
- Mosquito Control – Protecting Yourself
Reduce your risk of mosquito bites by using a good repellent. This video describes why you should use repellent and (at the end) lists repellents that are currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Mosquito Control – Stopping mosquitoes at the front door
One of the ways people may be bitten by mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus is when tiny mosquitoes enter the home through doorways. This video discusses some simple options for reducing this risk.
- Mosquito Control – Preventing Mosquitoes
Many homeowners create their own backyard mosquito problem by allowing water to stand in hidden sites. This video offers tips for spotting and eliminating mosquito breeding sites.
- Mosquito Control – Control Options
Pyrethroid insecticides provide options for short- and long-term mosquito control in home landscapes. Be sure to follow the label and apply pesticides in the evening to minimize risks to beneficial insects.
Additional Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus Resources:
West Nile Virus: Fight the Bite!
Centers for Disease Control
Mosquito Management and Control
Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology
Mosquito Control Options & Gimmicks
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
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