Mosquitoes and Ticks
Did you know…
- Pennsylvania is home to 60 different species of mosquitoes? Species most commonly responsible for transmitting West Nile and other diseases are species that seek out human made containers or areas of environmental disturbances.
- The simplest way to reduce biting mosquito concerns around your home is to inspect your property for items that will collect and hold water and eliminate these items? During the summer mosquitoes can go from egg to adult within 7 days.
- For the past three years Pennsylvania has ranked #1 in the United States for reported cases of Lyme Disease? Take time to dress properly, wear repellent and inspect yourself after being outside.
- Mosquitoes and ticks also transmit diseases to pets and other animals such as horses?
- Helping to cleanup your surrounding community will also reduce mosquito breeding sources. Some mosquito species can fly up to 20 miles away from a breeding source.
Penn State Resources
- Penn State West Nile Virus Page
- Penn State Ticks Background Information
- Penn State Lyme disease
- Pest Ed Blog -featuring West Nile Virus through fall
- Pennsylvania’s West Nile Virus Control Program
- Report a Dead Bird
- Center for Disease Control West Nile Virus Information
- Center for Disease Control Lyme Disease Information
- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful