Public Perceptions of Mosquitoes and Mosquito Control
In Florida, this species of mosquito (Culex nigripalpus) plays a major role in the transmission of disease-causing viruses. (UF/IFAS File Photo)
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How to Cite

Rampold, Shelli, Ricky Telg, Alena Poulin, Sandra Anderson, Angela Lindsey, Ashley McLeod-Morin, and Phillip Stokes. 2020. “Public Perceptions of Mosquitoes and Mosquito Control”. EDIS 2020 (3). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-wc357-2020.

Abstract

The Prevent & Protect publication series focuses on the creation of different material formats to resonate with various audiences and ways to maximize efficacy in communicating about mosquito-related risks and mosquito control topics to the public. This new 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication provides a background of public opinion on various aspects of mosquito control covered in the Prevent & Protect campaign. Written by Shelli Rampold, Ricky Telg, Alena Poulin, Sandra Anderson, Angela B. Lindsey, Ashley McLeod-Morin, and Phillip Stokes.

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-wc357-2020
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References

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