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Mosquito Habitat Recognition Workshop

Course Code: AE0604CA15

Mosquito Habitat Recognition

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 16 - May 28, 2015
(7 consecutive Thursdays)

Next offering TBD.

Mosquito Identification, Biology and Habitat Recognition Workshop Series

Training in mosquito biology, mosquito habitat recognition, and mosquito identification will be coordinated through the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE), School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. These workshops are designed to meet needs of government employees involved in mosquito research, surveillance and abatement. Incorporating a science based approach to mosquito control, stewardship of public health and the environment is a primary focus. Lectures will cover biology, morphology, ecology, and behavior of the Culicidae, along with the most current surveillance and control techniques.

The course will be divided into three separate workshops to accommodate requests from agencies seeking information tailored to a particular discipline. Each workshop will complement information offered in the section preceding it, thereby completing the information necessary for workers employed in mosquito abatement operations. Entomologists, Biologists, Inspectors, Wetlands and Identification Specialists are encouraged to participate. Students can register for any workshop individually should they wish to gain experience in any one discipline. Students wishing to become certified by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in Mosquito Identification, Biology and Habitat Recognition will need to satisfactorily complete all three sections and pass a certification examination. (The workshops need not be completed in the same year to obtain certification though it is generally recommended.)

Mosquito Biology & Control
Thursdays: January 22 - February 19, 2015
10:00AM – 3:00PM

Mosquito Habitat Recognition
Thursdays: April 16 - May 28, 2015
10:00AM – 3:00PM

Mosquito Identification
Monday through Friday: June 1-5, 2015
10:00AM – 3:00PM


The mosquito habitat recognition (MHR) portion of the course will include field trips to various mosquito larval habitats and resting sites to reinforce the habitat recognition skills, surveillance techniques and control decisions.

MHR Workshop Five Field Trips Cover:

  • 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
  • Proper sample collection, labeling and transportation techniques
  • Mapping of larval sites and estimating acreage
  • Larviciding techniques
  • Adulticiding techniques

Class meets one day per week in the field. Field trip schedule will be provided on a weekly basis. Weather permitting five field trips are planned, call ahead for 1st meeting time and place and students should come prepared to collect mosquitoes in the field. Directions to all field trips will be provided via e-mail.

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

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


A barbeque lunch will be provided on the last habitat collection field trip day.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


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

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

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.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Mosquito Habitat Recognition Workshop" or Course Code AE0604) 
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3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Senior Program Coordinator: Scott Crans, 732-993-3649

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.