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Focus On: Mosquitoes & Diseases they carry

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Female Aedes Albopictus mosquito (Asian Tiger Mosquito) feeding on human host.
Source: CDC (PHIL ID 1866)

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Featured Video

Virginia Tech: Bed bugs from VirginiaTech on Vimeo.

In the above video, Virginia Tech's Dr. Dini Miller talks about the work of her students in looking at strategies for managing bed bugs in multi-unit housing complexes.

Dr. Miller helped develop several bedbug related educational videos, fact sheets, and presentations which are available via the link below.

VDACS Bed Bug and Education Program

Dr. Dini Miller works in Virginia Tech's Department of Entomology at the Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory. To learn more about her work visit her bio page on Virginia Tech's website.

Learning Modules

The Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension has released two learning modules for homeowners related to Integrated Pest Management and Plant Diseases in the Home Garden and Landscape: