Setting up a Mosquito Control Program | Massachusetts Approval #2022-00078

Instructor: Jerome Goddard

Mosquito control programs manage the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice as mosquitoes are the number one vector of disease globally, spreading many diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue Fever, and Yellow Fever. Besides, mosquitoes can cause significant pain, irritation, and infection from their bites, which are a considerable nuisance. Taught by Mississippi State University's Jerome Goddard Ph.D., Extension Professor of Medical Entomology, this course outlines mosquito control's components, methods, benefits, and complexities.

After completing this course users will be able to:

  • Outline strategies for mosquito control.
  • Justify the need for mosquito pest control, including surveillance, trapping, and spraying.
  • Identify problem areas for mosquito management such as public objections and environmental protection efforts.

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