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Vector Disease Control Int'l  VDCI partners with municipalities and abatement districts. Providing tools to run effective mosquito management programs that protect #publichealth.

#Mosquitoes create health concerns all over the world. You probably have heard of several diseases associated with these pests, and you may be curious to know which mosquito-borne diseases (non-travel related) have been reported in the U.S.? Visit our blog at http://vdci.net/blog to learn more about a few mosquito-borne diseases that have surfaced in the U.S. in the last few years as well as some that have been around for decades.
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#PublicEducation #PublicHealth #MosquitoBorneDiseases #Vectors

#TuesdayTrivia – Would you like to play? 🧐🔬
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Starting clockwise - which option contains the correct identification?
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OPTION 1: 
An. freeborni, Ps. ciliata, Cx. peccator, Ps. jamaicensis
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OPTION 2:
An. quadrimaculatus, Ps. ciliata, Cx. erraticus, Ps. columbiae
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#Identification #Entomology #NatureID #Mosquitoes #Microscope #ISpy #ISpyWithMyLittleEye #YouGotThis #Trivia

Triple checking the #MondayBlues – sky, water, and a smiling team!
Thank you for the #MondayMotivation, Team Loveland!
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#LookingGood #YouGotThis #WeGotThis #TeamVDCI #MosquitoLife #PublicHealth #PostivePants #SmilingsMyFavorite

Puddle #DanceParty? 🎶🎛🎶
Unfortunately, it’s not a loudspeaker that is causing the water to vibrate.
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It doesn't take much water on a path or in a field to create a larval habitat for mosquitoes. Ground depressions can fill up after it rains, and organic debris that is surrounding the area provide the larvae with their meals.
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#WaterDance #TeamVDCI #Surveillance #MosquitoControl #PartyCrasher #MosqutioLife #WiggleWiggleWiggle

Another day of mosquito hunting begins. Map it out, load ‘em up, and off they go!
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#YouGotThis #WeGotThis #TeamVDCI #HuntingSeason #Surveillance #MosquitoLife #PublicHealth

Are you a #backyard #detective?
Kellie Nestrud, VDCI Biologist and Contract Manager in #Louisiana was a recent #library guest. Kellie arrived with familiar backyard items and encouraged local residents to become detectives on their property. By inspecting and dumping containers that can hold water, residents can help reduce #mosquito populations.
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#PublicEducation #LibrariesRock #DogBowl #FlowerPot #Toys #TipAndToss

Big and beneficial.
#Toxorhynchites is a genus of #mosquito that, in the larval stage, consider mosquito larvae prey. Added bonus: Adults feed exclusively on sugary substances (not blood). They are an #exception for anyone who believes that the only good mosquito is a dead mosquito.
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#ElephantMosquito #BiggerIsBetter #Lunchtime #WiggleWiggleWiggle #PublicEducation

The power went out in the community – including our lab.
Without lights on the microscopes, our #resourceful surveillance crew utilized mobile phone flashlights to complete their work. On time #reporting is a key component of protecting #PublicHealth.
#EmployeeAppreciation #TeamVDCI #mosquitoes #microscope

We hope everyone enjoyed the 4th with family and friends! VDCI's Tim and Addison Nelson provided extra protection during a local fireworks show. The father-daughter team offered repellent sprays & wipes to the community, and we are grateful for their continued efforts to protect the public!
#VDCITeam #PublicHealth #MosquitoManagement

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2018
Do you own a #horse? Speak with your veterinarian about vaccines that can protect horses from West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus.
#MosquitoWeek #FightTheBite #PublicHealth #MosquitoManagement #Mosquito

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2018

Are you seeking #summer activities for little ones? Turn them into backyard detectives! Make it a game and start a list of the different habitats where “baby mosquitoes” were or could be found. Helping the public understand potential breeding areas and what #larvae look like is a positive step in reducing mosquito populations.

#MosquitoWeek #FightTheBite #PublicHealth #MosquitoManagement #Mosquito #SourceReduction #DrainAndDump #PublicEducation #TheMoreYouKnow #NatureTots #JrEntomologist

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