Mosquitoes are carriers of many diseases from West Nile Virus to Zika. More than 500 million cases of mosquito-borne diseases are recorded each year. They are more than just your annoying BBQ party wrecker and it’s important to take precautions and keep up-to-date with the mosquito alerts in each state. The Mosquito Alert is all you need to know to keep yourself informed of the current mosquito status.
Mosquito Surveillance 101
Mosquitos are found all over the world from Italy to Hong Kong. Each species of mosquito carries different diseases and must be monitored and collected for data by experts in vector monitoring. The Global Mosquito Alert was formed by three organizations for mosquito research: the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment). Citizen science is site-based information provided by each city in hopes to provide knowledge through new technology such as smartphones and the internet. This workshop or collection of data focuses on four data collection protocols which consist of toolkits that contain a list of resources such as guidance on volunteer management and information on working with decision makers in public health. Each geographical area has its own tolerance for mosquito habitats and experts are able to work together to provide this detailed geographical information to control the spread of species.
There are two main tasks that need to take place for managing vector mosquito populations. First, monitoring/surveilling the presence and distributions of all species through variables that provide extensive knowledge on the behavior and function in the ecology from biting to habitat. The second task requires taking control of the population of species by reducing the breeding sites. Pools, storm drains, and other places that accumulate standing water are breeding grounds for mosquito larvae. Even potted plants with standing water in the dish or rain buckets are breeding grounds for mosquitos.
The Bottom Line
The Global Mosquito Alert offers a wealth of information not just for your region but for others as well. As long as people are traveling and visiting other places in our world today, the need to research mosquito habitat increases each year. You can obtain this information from your town or your local pest management service in Stuart.
The Global Mosquito Alert helps keep us on our toes when it comes to the awareness of disease-borne mosquitoes. Your local pest management service in Stuart knows all about this guide and how you can be pest-free for your next backyard bbq. Travis Pest Management has over 30 years of pest control experience and has been servicing St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Palm Beach counties with pride. From roach extermination to lawn fertilization, they know how to get the job done correctly the first time. For a free estimate, contact them today!