Summer is now in full swing... and so is mosquito season. With public health concerns and the looming threat of the Zika virus growing across North America, members of the Mosquito.buzz team were extremely fortunate to spend a day at the University of Kentucky, learning from top researchers in the field of mosquito control.
Dr. Grayson Brown is one of the leading researchers at the University of Kentucky, and kindly spent the day with the team at Mosquito.buzz, comprising of Shawn Karn (Technical Director), Jordan Lavin (Chief Operating Officer), and Steven Fulford (Senior Field Technician).
Dr. Brown and his research team shared all the latest industry-leading information on mosquito control, providing insights into best management practices, mosquito control application methods, and control product evaluations.
Dr. Brown is the Professor of Entomology, and the Director of the Public Health Entomology laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Brown's work includes an emphasis on integrated management of human disease vectors, specifically relating to mosquitoes in urban and suburban environments. Much of his work is centred around evaluating and developing management techniques for controlling mosquito populations.
The trip was extremely worthwhile for further developing our teams' expertise in the field of mosquito control. Big thanks go out to Dr. Brown, his research team, and everyone at the Public Health Entomology lab in Kentucky.
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