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Mosquito Habitat Recognition

Course Code: AE0604CA18

Mosquito Habitat Recognition

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 23, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 9:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for Spring 2021. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.

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
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm

Mosquito Habitat Recognition
April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 23, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm

Mosquito Identification
June 4-8, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm


The Mosquito Habitat Recognition course will include field trips to various mosquito larval habitats and resting sites to reinforce habitat recognition skills, surveillance techniques and control decisions. Specific topics will include:

  • Larval habitat recognition of major nuisance and vector species in NJ
  • Larval collection techniques
  • Adult habitat recognition of major nuisance and vector species in NJ
  • Adult collection methods and
  • Proper sample collection, labeling and transportation techniques.

Meeting for 4-5 field trips tenative based on weather and mosquito population activity. Contact Diana Carle at dianacarle@gmail.com for field trip dates and times.


This course has been approved for 2.5 Rutgers CEUs.

Registration Fee TBD
Series Registration Fee (must register for entire Mosquito Series - all 3 courses) TBD
Cancellation Fee TBD

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.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Mosquito Habitat Recognition" or Course Code AE0604) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

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