Mosquito Control, New WhiteFly in Florida, Aedes, Zika, IGR, BTI
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In The News
A New Continental Record Whitefly in Florida
On January 22, 2016 University of Florida (UF) student Zachary Lahey submitted whiteflies for identification that were collected from a heavily infested Ixora hedge a in residential area of St. Petersburg, FL. The whiteflies were identified as Asiothrixus antidesmae. the identification verified by Dr. Jon Martin and Dr. Greg Evans. http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/65854/1570956/PEST_ALERT_Asiothrixus_antidesmae_Whitefly_.pdf
International Pest Alerts
Five New Flea Species Discovered in Indonesia
They are all part of the story of a newly discovered genus of fleas (Siphonaptera: Stivaliidae) From Murid Rodents in Sulawesi and West Papua, Indonesia. The newly described species include Musserellus vanpeeneni, Musserellus wattsi, Musserellus whitei, Musserellus marshalli, and Musserellus dunneti.
News on Aedes Mosquito and the Zika Virus
Free access to OUP resources on Aedes aegypti and Zika virus research Articles will be freely available until 20 May 2016. In response to the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas, Oxford University Press has curated a collection of articles on the virus and its carrier, the yellowfever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), also the primary vector of yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya.
A podcast with Dr. Diamond of Washington University School of Medicine discusses what lab professionals and pathologists need to know about the Zika Virus
Good Source for Moquito Info West Nile and Mosquito
April 17 – 23 is West Nile and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week in California!
1 There were 20 imported human cases. 2 There were 3 imported horse cases. 3 No longer monitored.
The American Mosquito Control Association http://www.mosquito.org/
Mosquito Control Service
Mosquito is really only mosquito reduction there is no such thing as total control
A spray program by itself will never get control
Things to look for
Any standing water
Plant pot disches
A bottle cap
AC unit drain
Customer participation and cooperation.
Which mosquito do you have?
Aedes daytime biteres deposit eggs in man made objects.
Culex eavening biters and deposit eggs in temporary water.
Anopheles dawn and dusk biters and like depositing eggs in clean fresh water.
Are they on the ground level
Are they high above
Are they biting in the morning, day or evening
Syngenta SecureChoice Mosquito Assurance Program
Archer IGR pyridine 1.3%
Is claiming 60 days of mosquito reduction.
FMC MOSQUITO PROMISE™ PROGRAM
Talstar is claming a reduction for about 45 days.
Altosid® Pro-G claims 30 days of larva control
Fate of Methoprene half life is very short in water to a maximum of 40 hours in soil it is about 10 says.
Mosquito Bits® “Quick Kill”
Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis, solids, spores
Alternatives to pyrethrums and pyrethroids for Mosquito Control