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Knowing what you're dealing with is critical to being a pest management professional. Choose a category below for detailed species information and recommendations on products and training. And if you need extra advice, reach out to your Univar representative at any time.

Yellow Fever Mosquitoes

Yellow Fever Mosquitoes

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Yellow Fever Mosquitoes

The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) originated in Africa, where it evolved from an ancestor that still exists there today. Its ancestor prefers to lay eggs in natural tree holes and to feed on non-human animals. At some point, the yellow fever mosquito became domesticated, breeding in artificial containers close to humans and preferring human hosts. This domestication allowed their introduction into the New World via European ships leaving West Africa with slaves and containers of drinking water also holding immature yellow fever mosquitoes.

Mosquito Biology & Larval Management

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Mosquito Biology & Larval Management

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Since immature mosquito stages are confined to aquatic environments, larval management is more targeted and often more effective than adult management. After completing this course, you should be able to understand the basic mosquito life cycle, identify the types of breeding sites, recognize differences in larval behavior and surveillance methods, and choose the most appropriate larval treatment method.

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