Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.: Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne Disease in Santa Barbara County
Free lecture with David Chang.
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Solvang Library.
Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive.
Bzzzzz! Are mosquitoes good for anything at all? Join us for a free lecture that will answer many questions, but perhaps not that one. Besides being a nuisance, mosquitoes are a public health pest that can spread diseases to you, your pets and livestock. West Nile encephalitis is a current problem that affects birds, people, and horses. Other potential threats include dengue fever, chikungunya, and Zika. Learn about mosquitoes, the problems they cause, and what to do about them.
David Chang is General Manager of the Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County. David has been the general manager of the mosquito district for three years. He is responsible for a crew of six staff that provides mosquito control and surveillance services throughout most of Santa Barbara County, primarily on the south coast. Previously, he worked as a noxious weed management specialist and supervisor at the County of Santa Barbara Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. David graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in entomology.
Featured photo: courtesy Spencer Pest Control