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Preventative measures can help protect against mosquito bites

by Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky

Mosquitoes are appearing earlier than normal this year. University of Kentucky entomologists encourage Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites on themselves and their pets.

“Mosquitoes breed in standing water. The recent rains we have had, coupled with the upcoming warm weather, may help them get off to a strong start,” said Grayson Brown, entomologist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Continue reading

UK collaboration receives EPA approval to test biological control of mosquitoes

Entomologists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have developed a new control method for mosquitoes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently granted a permit to begin field trials.

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Inland floodwater mosquito numbers are up in Western Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., (May 25, 2011) – Weeks of flooding in Western Kentucky have resulted in an extremely large number of mosquitoes in the area.

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