After the horrible year for West Nile virus in 2012, many Texas cities woke up to the need to devote more people and health department resources to mosquito management. To assist cities in training employees in the area of mosquito abatement, Dr. Sonja Swiger with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has begun offering workshops covering the basics of mosquito identification, biology and control.
This year we will have workshops in nine cities, including Dallas. Dates and links to brochures and registration information are listed below. If you work with a health department or know someone who does, consider participating in one of these programs. There is no need to be caught unaware or unprepared again.