Vernal Pool                 What’s all the BuzzMonitoring                  about MosquitoesWorkshop                    and...
FOWL MissionEducation            Public Policy                              Citizen Science               www.fowl.org    ...
Mosquito Myth BusterLet’s see what weknowand what webelieve to be trueabout mosquitoes.Are wetlandsat fault formosquito pr...
Mosquito as vector for WNV          www.fowl.org       4
Mosquitoes as VectorsPanama canal                 French efforts wereconstruction was             halted by diseaseslowed ...
The Most Dangerous PredatorBest known for            Responsible for:spreading deadly          An estimated 2-3malaria, al...
Manitoba Mosquito Monument           www.fowl.org      7
1. Mosquitoes are worthless         vile creatures•Mostly feed on nectar•Food source for wildlife•Protein rich            ...
2. Wetlands breed       tons of mosquitoesHealthy WetlandsDiverse ecology =fewer mosquitoesPredators include:frogs, snakes...
3. Purple Martins will take care   of the mosquito problem.Eat few mosquitoes10 minute opportunityAdvertising hype        ...
4. Build a bat house in your  yard and your mosquito    problems are over.0.7% of dietOpportunisticPrefer moths,beetles,le...
5. Bug Zappers will control  mosquitoes in your yard6.4% mosquitoHalf are maleHarmless night flyinginsects electrocuted   ...
6. Mosquitoes Carry         West Nile virusSome Culex spp.100+ spp. In USdo notCulex spp. arecavity breeders              ...
7. Aerial Pesticide Spray andFogging Are Effective Mosquito      Control ProgramsAdulticides least effectiveIndiscriminate...
8. The Citrosa Plant repels        mosquitoesCitronella GeraniumReleases on contactShort range                www.fowl.org...
How to control mosquitoes      near your home:Dispose of unwanted tin cans and tires.Clean clogged roof gutters and drain ...
- food webs- nutrient transformations- soil formation- biodiversity- habitat diversity
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What's all the the buzz about mosquitos and wetlands

  1. 1. Vernal Pool What’s all the BuzzMonitoring about MosquitoesWorkshop and WetlandsApril 9, 2011 Ray Stewart, Friends of Wetlands www.fowl.org 1
  2. 2. FOWL MissionEducation Public Policy Citizen Science www.fowl.org 2
  3. 3. Mosquito Myth BusterLet’s see what weknowand what webelieve to be trueabout mosquitoes.Are wetlandsat fault formosquito problems? www.fowl.org 3
  4. 4. Mosquito as vector for WNV www.fowl.org 4
  5. 5. Mosquitoes as VectorsPanama canal French efforts wereconstruction was halted by diseaseslowed by lack of 20,000 diedhealthy workersinfected with Under U.S. EffortsYellow Fever and 32,000 patients/yr.Malaria Thousands died www.fowl.org 5
  6. 6. The Most Dangerous PredatorBest known for Responsible for:spreading deadly An estimated 2-3malaria, also million fatalities aspread year.elephantiasis,yellow fever,dengue fever andWest Nile virus, www.fowl.org 6
  7. 7. Manitoba Mosquito Monument www.fowl.org 7
  8. 8. 1. Mosquitoes are worthless vile creatures•Mostly feed on nectar•Food source for wildlife•Protein rich www.fowl.org 8
  9. 9. 2. Wetlands breed tons of mosquitoesHealthy WetlandsDiverse ecology =fewer mosquitoesPredators include:frogs, snakes, fish, crayfish,dragonflies, damselflies, waterstriders, water spiders,backswimmers, predaceousdiving beetles and salamanders www.fowl.org 9
  10. 10. 3. Purple Martins will take care of the mosquito problem.Eat few mosquitoes10 minute opportunityAdvertising hype www.fowl.org 10
  11. 11. 4. Build a bat house in your yard and your mosquito problems are over.0.7% of dietOpportunisticPrefer moths,beetles,leafhoppers. www.fowl.org 11
  12. 12. 5. Bug Zappers will control mosquitoes in your yard6.4% mosquitoHalf are maleHarmless night flyinginsects electrocuted www.fowl.org 12
  13. 13. 6. Mosquitoes Carry West Nile virusSome Culex spp.100+ spp. In USdo notCulex spp. arecavity breeders www.fowl.org 13
  14. 14. 7. Aerial Pesticide Spray andFogging Are Effective Mosquito Control ProgramsAdulticides least effectiveIndiscriminateGenetic resistance www.fowl.org 14
  15. 15. 8. The Citrosa Plant repels mosquitoesCitronella GeraniumReleases on contactShort range www.fowl.org 15
  16. 16. How to control mosquitoes near your home:Dispose of unwanted tin cans and tires.Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flatroofs.Flush sump-pump pits weekly. sump-Stock ornamental pools with fish.Change water in birdbaths, fountains, andtroughs twice a week.Clean and chlorinate swimming pools; whennot regularly used, they should be emptied.Turn over unused wading pools and othercontainers that tend to collect rainwater.Cover containers tightly with window screenor plastic when storing rainwater for gardenuse during drought periods. www.fowl.org 16
  17. 17. - food webs- nutrient transformations- soil formation- biodiversity- habitat diversity

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