NAME VCEHP 105: Mosquito Biology and Control
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will provide environmental health professionals with the basic knowledge needed to participate in mosquito control activities based on an IPM approach. It will also provide the environmental health professionals with knowledge that can assist in the management and control of mosquitoes and their associated pathogens through an understanding of mosquito biology and habitat. Information on the methods of mosquito control using an IPM approach can be provided by environmental health professionals to the public and local officials when faced with the risk of mosquito-borne illness. After completing this course, users will be able to describe basic mosquito biology, recognize the importance of different mosquito classifications, distributions, and habitats, understand different methods for mosquito prevention and control, describe the advantages of using an IPM approach and understand key concerns for mosquito management and control during emergencies and disasters.