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Mosquito Control Operations, May 2015

The graphics below show the type and number of mosquito breeding sources and the number of acres treated by our Vector Control Technicians in May, 2015. For a larger view, click the graphics.

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Mosquito Surveillance Results, May 2015

Mosquito surveillance data from May 2015 is in. You can see how this year’s mosquito populations stack up against the 5-year average by clicking the graphic to the left.

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District Interns Study Mosquito Development

This summer the District laboratory is hosting two interns, Andrew Tierno and Kayvon Solaimanpour. Andrew and Kayvon are in 11th grade at The Harker School in San Jose. They’ll be doing experiments on the effect of population density, nutrient scarcity, and pesticide exposure on Culex mosquito larvae.

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Water Conservation Measures at the District

Our facilities technician Paul has recently found a way to help the District conserve resources: using water from our fish breeding facility to water the landscaping around our office.

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Bugs That Bug You: False Chinch Bug

False chinch bugs are still abundant in our area right now. Our laboratory staff took these two photos of a specimen brought in by a resident this week.

False chinch bugs don’t bite humans or animals, but may cause damage to gardens and lawns when they appear in large numbers. For help with false chinch bugs, visit the UC Davis IPM page.

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Bugs That Bug You: Week of June 8th, 2015

Image of Bugs That Bug You: Week of June 8th, 2015This specimen was brought in by a resident and found to be a tropical rat mite. Rat mites are parasites of – you guessed it! – rats, but may feed on humans when rodents are not available. They sometimes become a problem for humans following the removal of a rodent infestation. Rat mite bites may cause an itchy allergic reaction, but they are not currently known to carry any disease affecting humans.

 

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