Date of this Version
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ENTO 888 Masters Project. 2021
In the past 60 years, weather in Wisconsin has generally been getting warmer, and in many areas of the state, wetter (Moran et al., 2015). Long-term analysis of Wisconsin’s climate has indicated an increase in average annual precipitation, longer growing seasons, and an increase in average temperatures (Moran et al., 2015). Increases in temperatures and rain have been directly correlated with increases in vector-borne diseases such as pathogens carried by mosquitoes (Moran et al., 2015). With this, Wisconsin communities should prepare for possible increases in mosquito activity and the health and veterinary concerns that come with direct exposure to certain species (Moran et al., 2015). The purpose of this project is to review the biology and life history of mosquitoes, identify key species in Wisconsin, and review management practices used to control mosquito populations to acceptable levels.