Tag Archives: mosquito control

FAQs about aerial spraying for West Nile virus mosquitoes

In the summer of 2012 aerial mosquito spraying services were offered to Dallas area communities.  The decision was made in response to the threat of record numbers of West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the north Texas area in that year.  As with any important decision, there were differing opinions on what should be done to battle mosquito borne disease outbreaks.  Because of concerns about aerial applications of insecticides over urban areas, I thought it might be useful to address some of the common questions from a science, applied entomology and… Read More →

New videos on mosquito control around the home

Today is the last day for my summer intern, Jeremy Farmer, and one of our final projects this week was making four new how-to videos about mosquito control.  These videos cover much of the material addressed in my last blog, but sometimes a picture (video) is worth a thousand words. The videos cover: 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… Read More →