Here's the link to the Plains Pest Management Newsletter for June 26, 2020.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Here is a good reminder about mosquitoes from Dr. Sonja Swiger our Med/Vet extension entomologist.
It is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (click on this title to read in web browser and sign up for all her announcements)
Posted: 24 Jun 2020 09:37 AM PDT
While mosquitoes are an issue in Texas all year round, they are more of an issue in late spring, summer and early fall months.
This week is a time to pay extra attention to mosquitoes and the locations where mosquito larvae will grow (buckets, pools, shallow non-flowing water, gutters, tires and debris).
Did you know there are 85 species of mosquitoes in Texas that have been identified by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s agricultural and environmental safety unit personnel?
That’s a lot of itch-inducing painful pests to worry about. Besides being a buzzing and biting nuisance, mosquitoes carry a host of diseases and viruses that can be dangerous to people, pets and livestock.
“It’s a mosquito’s world, whether you see them or not, they are all around us.”
Our state’s warm climate makes a prime breeding ground for vector-borne illnesses, so AgriLife Extension experts hope Texans will observe Mosquito Awareness Week on June 21-27 by learning how to prevent and control these pests. Learn more at https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/2020/06/19/agrilife-extension-experts-time-to-say-no-to-mosquitoes/
a few Ways you can Protect against Mosquitoes:
For more information on mosquitoes and how to control them visit
Thanks to Janet Hurley, ACE, MPA, Extension Program Specialist III - School IPM in Dallas for sharing this information with us! Definitely a good reminder.