Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer speaks on Mosquito Management at “Lunch and Learn” May event
Posted: May 14, 2017
By Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE South Plains Chapter Past-President (2012-2015)
Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer speaking in Lubbock at a “Lunch and Learn” event hosted by TTUHSC.
On May 2, 2017 Katelyn Kesheimer, Ph.D., Extension Agent in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Lubbock and Crosby counties. She was the special guest speaker at a “Lunch and Learn” hosted by TTUHSC Safety Services in Lubbock. The event was TechLinked to TTUHSC locations in Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa and El Paso and open to the public. Those in attendance received 1 hour of continuing education credit at no cost.
Her presentation began with a discussion on the basic principles of IPM. Stop pests before they become a problem while ensuring a minimal impact to the environment and human health. She explained that food, water and shelter are not only the requirements for human life, but also for the pests. The key being that we understand the life cycle, ecology and habitat of each pest so that we will know how to control the population.
In mosquito IPM there are multiple control tactics:
- Eliminating breeding habitats
- Biological Controls, and
- Pesticide use
Dr. Kesheimer recommended that we focus on Read More