New York State Tiger Mosquito Education Network (Tiger NET)
Harrington, Laura C.; Shragai, Talya
The invasive Asian tiger mosquito is a serious pest, yet knowledge about its habitat and abundance across NY State is lacking. This information is essential to implement regional IPM control strategies, especially in light of its role in emerging diseases, such as Zika. Engaging citizens in understanding the risks of contracting disease and personal protection measures is also important. To address these needs, we conducted the 2016 TigerNET project. Master Gardeners built, deployed and collect mosquito eggs from traps, which were used to map mosquito distribution. Follow-up surveys demonstrated increased participant knowledge of mosquito biology and Zika transmission risk.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Community IPM; Communication; Humans or Pets