MDA Holding Two Workshops on Managing Asian Tiger Mosquitos

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be holding two workshops on how to manage and control the Asian Tiger Mosquito. This species of mosquito is considered the primary pest mosquito in the State and represents a public health threat as it is a vector for Zika virus and other contagions. The workshops are open to local government officials and other interested groups and there is no cost to attend. However, interested participants must RSVP as space is limited.
From an MDA handout announcing the workshops:

Mosquito Control staff from the Maryland Department of Agriculture will present two workshops (Annapolis & College Park) covering the Asian tiger mosquito, our imported container-breeding mosquito. This mosquito is the number-one pest species statewide, and is very difficult to control due to its habits and habitats.

Workshop will include: general mosquito life cycle; microscope samples; mosquito habitat and habits; in-depth exploration of containers used by Asian tiger mosquitoes & much more. There will be time at the end for questions.

College Park June 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. College Park City Hall (Upstairs Council Chamber) 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

Annapolis July 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maryland Department of Agriculture (Lower Level Conference Room) 50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401

Space for both workshops is limited, so we ask that each attendee RSVP to Stormy Keyes (stormy.keyes@maryland.gov) by June 22 for the College Park workshop, or July 3 for the Annapolis workshop. Please include your name and affiliation.

 

 

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