Texas Tech University

Mosquitoes show resistance to control methods

Times Record News

August 19, 2017

Times Record News - A recent sampling of Wichita County mosquitoes sent for testing showed they might be developing a resistance to chemical sprays used for vector control.

Wichita County-Wichita Falls Public Health District Environmental administrator Susan Morris said the Environmental and Human Health lab at Texas Tech University sent them a collection kit that her office used to gather mosquito eggs. Morris said they then sent the kit back to Texas Tech, where the insects were raised and then tested for resistance.

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