Managing mosquitoes in the suburban environment:  Reducing nuisance vs disease threat

Wednesday, June 3, 2015: 9:45 AM
Konza Prairie (Manhattan Conference Center)
Grayson C. Brown , Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
The typical suburban environment provides niches for specific mosquito species some of which are disease vectors while others are primarily nuisance species.  Homeowners perceive the nuisance species but are very concerned about the disease vectors.  Until recently, there has been a dichotomy in the management of nuisance vs disease species but that is changing.  Here, I explore the reasons for these changes in an attempt to anticipate the future implications for mosquito management in suburbia.