Mosquitoes: Best Management Practices

Description

 Mosquitoes belong to the insect order Diptera (flies)
 Over 170 species in the U.S. with three important genera: Culex, Anopheles, and Aedes  Undergo complete metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, adult
 Require water for eggs, larval, and pupal development
 Only females take blood meals from their hosts, but both will feed on sugar from nectar

 Adults typically live for up to 14 days, but females can over-winter as adults

Mosquitoes may transmit diseases such as:

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The key to success in any termite job is to follow these principles:

  • Choose appropriate products and follow label directions to the letter.
  • Keep up-to-date with your state regulations.
  • Follow personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Carry a spill kit, and have a first-aid kit on hand.
  • Use the right equipment, and always invest in the highest quality tools you can afford.
  • Don’t forget your tool-repair kits, extension cords, cleanup materials and a drill interrupter.
  • Maintain the correct pressure when performing subsoil applications.
  • Calibrate your equipment so you maintain the proper flow rate.
  • Treat all access points, and space your drill holes properly so you ensure an uninterrupted barrier.
  • Incorporate foaming in your program.
  • Use as many treatment options as practical, such as subsoil, direct wood and gallery treatments, void applications, and baiting systems, among others.

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What every PMP must know regarding ant biology and habits and their impact on residential, commercial and healthcare facilities. We will learn about the principal species common to the New Read the rest of this entry »

In a recent PestWorld.org publication, The National Pest Management Association’s Bug Barometer Forecasts A Pest-Filled Start to Fall Across the United States. That’s right folks. Hold onto your hats. we’re in for a busy season!

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3-category course presented in 2 sessions.
Prepare for the NYS 7A, 7F and category 8 exams.
NYS Recertification credits for 7A, 7F and 8.
Eligibility course for license upgrade.

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