210 - Mosquitoes, Ticks and Things that Itch: Protecting Public Health and Comfort in Natural Areas
Emily Glasberg, Key Accounts Manager / Entomologist, Clarke Mosquito
This session will provide an overview of community mosquito control and highlight opportunities for park districts to become involved in protecting public health at parks and facilities. Mosquito biology, disease vectors, larval and adult mosquito control methods, green mosquito control products, and examples of existing park programs focusing on both public health and comfort will be covered. Tick control methods will also be discussed.
- Learn the fundamentals of mosquito biology, diseases, and control methods.
- Learn how park districts can protect citizens from mosquitoes and other disease vectors, reduce exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses, and create a more comfortable environment for events, sports, camping, and other recreational activities through program implementation and education.