Mosquito Lecture at NELHA

I was invited to give a talk at the Kona Science Cafe hosted by the Natural Energy Labs Hawaii Authority (NELHA) over on the Kona side of the Big Island. Thanks to Rod Hinman for organizing this.

The talk had two parts: firstly, about mosquitoes and how to combat them on your own property, including how to make traps – also known as “autocidal gravid ovitraps”, which means a trap that kills females that are looking for a place to lay eggs.

The second part was about a “citizen science” project where ordinary people are contributing mosquito observations that researchers will use to predict where future “hotspots” may be.  More information can be found here.

Lynn Beittel filmed the talks and you can see the videos at Big Island Video News:

Part 1.  Know your mosquitoes and how to trap them.

Part 2.  Citizen Mosquito Observations Needed On Hawaii Island.