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:

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    Thanks!

  5. Stacy Z says:

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

  6. 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.

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