National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2014

The week of June 22-28, 2014, has been declared the 18th annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). Many scientists argue that the mosquito is the most dangerous animal on Earth because of its ability to carry a wide range of human diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and others. With this in mind, the AMCA, an international organization of nearly 2,000 public health professionals, has been dedicated to preserving the public’s health and well-being through safe, environmentally sound mosquito control programs since 1935. During “Mosquito Week”, the AMCA’s goal is to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide.

Events during this week will include displays, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, all of which will focus on mosquitoes as disease carriers and pests. Activities will also provide information about the mosquito life cycle and tips on how to eliminate mosquito egg-laying sites around homes, to try to help citizens reduce the numbers of mosquitoes in their own neighborhoods.

Read more about “Mosquito Week”, and help the AMCA get the word out. You can also read more about mosquito control on the Environmental Protection Agency website.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
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