Update on Zika

In Southwest Farm Press

Our world is a place full of risk and danger. Every day we hear about numerous threats life and health.

Yet each morning most of us drink our coffee, crank up our engines and hit the road. After all, we must survive, and we carefully throw up barriers to keep us from dwelling on the negatives of life. Continue reading

Testing mosquito control and education: selecting sites for future studies

For the past two decades, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has been one of the primary pests of residents along the East coast. Voracious and difficult to control, this mosquito reproduces quickly and can bite repeatedly. Most management strategies have centered on prevention or control through insecticides. However, they work only if everyone in the area complies with those strategies. In the first step of a multi-phase study, a New Jersey research team studied the effects of geography, education levels and socioeconomic status on mosquito population levels in two New Jersey counties.

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