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Video from Austin News / KXAN.com citing the benefits of using Mosquito Dunks to control mosquitoes.
(WWLP.com) HADLEY, Mass. State health officials are reminding residents to be vigilant and take simple steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
(DentonRC.com) The county’s largest city won’t participate in the nighttime aerial spraying of pesticide that could begin as early as Thursday.
The Denton City Council voted 4-1 to opt out of the emergency measure against the West Nile virus. Council members cited concerns over the impact of a broad application of Duet, a pesticide of pyrethroids and another product meant to entice insects to come out and come in contact with the spray.
(KWQC.com) With nearly 1,100 cases and at least 44 deaths from West Nile Virus nationwide, you may have questions on how to protect yourself and your family. Getting rid of mosquitoes is one way. The University of Illinois Extension Service provided these tips:
Once again mosquitoes are causing problems in Illinois this summer, and University of Illinois Extension professionals caution gardeners may be more at risk of their bites. Though no human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the the QC area there have been mosquitoes testing positive in nearby counties.
West Nile Virus has struck almost every State in the US. There are currently multiple weather threats that may further the problem. Soon to be hurricane Issac is forcast to make landfall later today, and spread heavy rains from the gulf coast to the great lakes. Drought ridden areas may receive upwards of 6 inches of rain. This brings with it the threat of major mosquito hatches associate with dormant eggs. Additionally, drought stricken areas cause wildlife including birds (disease reservours) and mosquitoes (disease vectors) to gather concentrating around any water. This amplifies any presence of WNV and may cause the disease to intensify.
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Howard Garrett, aka “Dirt Doctor” did a great interview on the CBS affiliate DFW in Dallas/Ft. Worth, discussing West Nile Virus and the effectiveness of Mosquito Dunks and Mosquito Bits.
Baltimore, MD—Summit Chemical Co.®, manufacturer of environmentally responsible prod- ucts for landscapes and ponds, is proud to announce that Bill Hoffpauir has been named Vice President of Sales. Mr. Hoffpauir is responsible for national sales activities for Summit’s retail product line marketed under the brand name Summit Responsible Solutions®.
(DALLASNEWS.COM) Summit Mosquito Bits, developed to kill mosquito larvae in standing water, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to control pesky fungus gnats that lay eggs in the soil of potted plants.
Fungus gnat larvae damage plants by feeding on roots. The larvae pupate in about two weeks to become tiny black adult gnats that swarm when a container plant is disturbed.
Baltimore, MD—Mark Getis, Vice President of Retail Sales for Summit Chemical Co., has retired from the company. Mr. Getis attended the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, May 1-3 as his last official duty for Summit.
Getis joined Summit Chemical in 1990 to help bring Mosquito Dunks®, the company’s top commercial insecticide product, to nationwide distribution through consumer retail outlets.