Mosquito Control

There are many diseases spread by mosquitoes that are dangerous for both humans and animals. The best ways to protect yourself are to avoid being bit and to get rid of mosquito breeding site. Click on the images below to learn how to protect yourself at home, and away from home.

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Ways to Control Mosquitoes

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How Mosquitoes Spread Disease

 

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 Mosquito Life Cycle

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Click the video below to learn how disease can be transmitted by mosquitoes:

 

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Sierra Kalua,

    Wet, damp conditions do increase the number of mosquitoes. The mosquitoes are better able to breed and reproduce in wet conditions. After heavy rains, we do expect to see increases in mosquito population.

  2. Kamahie,

    The most recent case of Zika found in Maui was in 2017.

  3. Elijah Uwekoolani says:

    Mosquitos may be small however its a threat to Hawaii so always stay protected to avoid any diseases.

  4. Dennis Kleid,

    This is an important note to make of WNV, which depends on an avian host for amplification. Dengue, Zika, and chik are are concern to us in Hawaii, and these three viruses have evolved and can use humans for their amplification. Several years ago, when all 48 Continental states had cases of WNV, Hawaii and Alaska did not, despite receiving travelers from infected states. The avian requirement would explain why human visitors were insufficient at spreading the virus to mosquitoes here in Hawaii.

  5. Kamahie says:

    I live on Maui and I was wondering what was the most recent case of Zika found on Maui?

  6. Malina Mossman,

    We have had 5 cases of Zika on Maui over the past several years.

  7. skye kaina,

    The most recent case of Zika was in 2017.

  8. Mandy Honda,

    There are not currently any cases of mosquito-borne diseases in Maui.

  9. Lauryn Hashimoto,

    When a mosquito bites an infected person the mosquito doesn’t get sick or die.

  10. The most important way to prevent mosquitoes from spreading diseases is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding (get rid of standing water) and also to prevent mosquito bites. Also, it’s important to remember that Zika can be spread sexually from an infected individual to their partner.

  11. Kaiea Kalahiki says:

    I found that the prevention tips in this article were really informative and helpful. Thank you!

  12. Lauren says:

    Is there many different types of ways to prevent mosquitoes from spreading there diseases to people that many people are not aware of.

  13. Lauryn Hashimoto says:

    How often do mosquitoes die because they bit an infected person?

  14. Mandy Honda says:

    Are there currently any cases of mosquito-borne diseases on Maui?

  15. skye kaina says:

    What was the most recent case of Zika found on Maui?

  16. Jonah Raboy says:

    This website had a lot of good information and informed me on how to control and protect myself from mosquito diseases.

  17. Malina Mossman says:

    Great infographics, it helps me understand and visualize it more, such as the ways to protect yourself.
    My question is, how many cases of Zika virus have happened in Maui?

  18. Sierra Kalua says:

    Aloha, I love your graphics explaining detailed information on how mosquito-borne illnesses are transmitted. I was also wondering if flash flooding increases the chances of mosquito breeding sites in an area

  19. Kale says:

    This was very informational and helpful to spread awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses.

  20. Kahiau Kaniho says:

    This website has good information on how to prevent you from getting mosquito born illnesses. There are also really good info graphs in this website. The Information that i read are very helpful and informational.

  21. Hi Jules,

    As of right now, we have no cases of Zika on Maui.

  22. Jules says:

    We are returning to Maui for two weeks in September and wanted to know if there are any zitka hotspots we need to be aware of and avoid.

  23. The Vector Control supervisor left the following email message to the County of Maui:

    The shower area at Haycraft Park in Maalaea was inspected on August 26, 2016. Water from the shower is ponding in the grassy area and mosquito larvae were present.
    If this park is under the jurisdiction of County of Maui Parks Department, please advise them to take corrective measures to eliminate the mosquito breeding and standing water.

  24. Thanks for the notice. Field observations are a great help to finding and eliminating mosquito breeding sites.

    I’ll inform the County as well as put in a request to the supervisor in charge of Vector Control to conduct an inspection.

  25. William L says:

    There is standing water in Haycraft Park in Maalaea resulting form an outside shower with no drainage. Someone at the county should fix this problem. Either construct a drain or turn off the shower.

  26. Whoa, Thank you for the insight!

    This is an important consideration because of the large population of poultry we have on Maui. Our aedes albopictus mosquito actually prefers animals to humans, so at times chicken can actually act as a sentinel and a decoy.

  27. Yes, all of these info graphics are in the Public Domain.

    Thanks!

  28. Stacy Z says:

    Fantastic info graphics. Are they available for use on other sites?

  29. denniskleid says:

    Flavivirus is a genus of viruses and includes the West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, Zika virus and several other viruses which may cause encephalitis.

    Human infections with these viruses are typically incidental, as humans are usually unable to replicate the virus to high enough titers to reinfect the arthropods needed to continue the virus lifecycle – man is then a dead end host. The exceptions to this are yellow fever, dengue, and zika viruses, which still require mosquito vectors, but are somewhat adapted to humans as to not necessarily be dependent on secondary animal hosts. However, the secondary hosts are important transmission routes since they cannot protect themselves from the required repeat mosquito bites.

    The life cycle of the virus is normally a bit more complex as it often involves secondary host such as bird flocks, that can amplify the concentration of the virus in their blood and create a virus reservoir that can easily infect thousands of mosquitos via repeated bites.

  30. Dennis Kleid says:

    Flavivirus is a genus of viruses and includes the West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, Zika virus and several other viruses which may cause encephalitis.

    Human infections with these viruses are typically incidental, as humans are usually unable to replicate the virus to high enough titers to reinfect the arthropods needed to continue the virus lifecycle – man is then a dead end host. The exceptions to this are yellow fever, dengue, and zika viruses, which still require mosquito vectors, but are somewhat adapted to humans as to not necessarily be dependent on secondary animal hosts. However, the secondary hosts are important transmission routes since they cannot protect themselves from the required repeat mosquito bites.

    The life cycle of the virus is normally a bit more complex as it often involves secondary host such as bird flocks, that can amplify the concentration of the virus in their blood and create a virus reservoir that can easily infect thousands of mosquitos via repeated bites.

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