Dukes County Integrated Pest Management Program offers a broad range of information and control methods based on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM can reduce the quantity of chemical rodenticides entering the environment and can save money.
Epidemiology of Mosquito & Tick Borne Diseases
Pesticide Laws & Regulations
Monday, 9AM – 12 PM; June 10, 2013, Seminar Agenda
West Tisbury Public Safety Building, 454 State Road, West Tisbury, Ma 02575
Open to Island Boards of Selectmen & Health Boards & Agents, School officials; Custodians, Pest Management Professionals and the general public at no charge.
Seating is limited; RSVP to reserve seat
Jennifer Darcy, MS, Superintendent Bristol County Mosquito Control Project
Vector Mosquito's and Mosquito Project Management
Matthew Osborne, MPH, Epidemiologist, Division of Epidemiology & Immunization
Epidemiology of Mosquito & Tick Born Diseases
Taryn S. LaScola, Supervisory Inspector, Dept of Agricultural, Pesticide Division
Pesticide Laws & Regulations
Jeffery R. O’Neill, BCN, Central life Sciences / Zoecon Professional Products
Mosquito and Tick Control for the back yard
Sheila Haddad, Bell laboratories, Inc;
New Rodenticide & Regulations for placement.
Kevin Moran, B.C.E. Entomologist, Residex, INC.
Three Contact Hours: Any Private Certification or Commercial Codes, 41-General Pest Control,
46 - General Public Health, 47 - Mosquito's & Biting Fly Control, 36- Shade Tree & Ornamentals Commercial Applicator (core L-000) or Dealer (D-000)
Contact; T.J. Hegarty, County of Dukes County Integrated Pest Management Director: 508-696-4888, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to register.
No Valid License and photo ID in possession = NO CEU Certificate
The County also facilitates testing of mosquito's for EEE and West Nile Virus this summer again for interested island towns.
MOSQUITO PREVENTION INFORMATION
People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes:
Avoid Mosquito Bites
• Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.
• Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.
• Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
Mosquito-Proof Your Home
• Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or
discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.
• Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.
Protect Your Animals
Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Water troughs provide excellent mosquito breeding habitats and should be flushed out at least once a week during the summer months to reduce mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents
approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and EEE. If an animal is diagnosed with WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by calling 617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health (DPH) by calling 617-983-6800.
More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results from 2012, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at www.mass.gov/dph/wnv or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.