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Mosquito Biology and Control

Course Code: AE0603CA17

Mosquito Biology and Control

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Date & Time

March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 9:30am)

Mosquito Course Series

This series of courses in mosquito biology, habitat recognition, and identification is being coordinated through the Rutgers/NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) and the Department of Entomology at Rutgers' School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. These workshops have been designed to meet the needs of government employees involved in mosquito research, surveillance and abatement. Incorporating a science-based approach to mosquito control, the stewardship of public health and the environment is the primary focus. Lectures will cover biology, morphology, ecology, and behavior of the Culicidae, along with the most current surveillance and control techniques. The full program has been divided into three separate courses to accommodate requests from individuals and agencies seeking information on a particular discipline. Each course will complement the information provided in the section preceding it, thereby fully presenting the information necessary for workers employed in mosquito abatement operations. Entomologists, biologists, health inspectors, wetlands and identification professionals are encouraged to participate.

Attendees who wish to become certified by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in Mosquito Identification, Biology and Habitat Recognition will need to satisfactorily complete all three of the courses and pass a certification examination. Note that the workshops need not be completed in the same year to obtain the certification, though it is generally recommended.

Mosquito Biology & Control
March 28, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm

Mosquito Habitat Recognition
May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 31, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm

Mosquito Identification
June 5-9, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm


Topics addressed in the Mosquito Biology and Control course will include:

  • Mosquito classification
  • Mosquito eggs and oviposition
  • Larval life processes and metamorphosis
  • Adult life processes
  • Host preference and the gonotrophic cycle
  • Seasonal cycles
  • Arbovirus epidemiology
  • Larval habitats and classification of life cycles
  • Laws mandating mosquito control programs in New Jersey
  • Surveillance and control methods utilized to minimize mosquito nuisance and disease transmission
  • Larviciding techniques and
  • Adulticiding techniques.

In addition to 2.5 Rutgers CEUs, this Mosquito Biology and Control course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Pesticide Credits: Pending

Registration Fee $800.00
Series Registration Fee (must register for entire Mosquito Series - all 3 courses) $750.00
Cancellation Fee $75.00

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Headlee Research Labs
180 Jones Ave., New Brunswick, NJ

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.