The Environmental Services Department is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, independent individuals to join the Mosquito Team. Increase your field and laboratory experience while being an important part of this public health and outreach program.
Work as part of a team to monitor for mosquito-borne diseases
Deploy traps throughout The Woodlands that target different species
Use your interpersonal skills while sharing information with the public
Delve into the world of mosquito anatomy and identification in the lab
Expand your knowledge of water conservation, recycling right, sustainable landscapes and more supporting Environmental Services programs and events
Positions are from mid-May through end of November with an opportunity to extend the term of employment (can also accommodate students returning to college in August).
Applications will be accepted until April 19, 2019, or until position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit applications early. View the full job description here.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Environmental Services 281-210-3800.
Established in 2005, the mission of the Mosquito Surveillance & Education Program is to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission for the protection and wellbeing of The Woodlands residents through the application of Integrated Mosquito Management. Learn what you can do to target mosquitoes.
Are you ready to go all out with a backyard pest prevention plan? Before you drop a bunch of cash, consider this…
Searching for help controlling mosquitoes in your backyard yields plenty of available services and products. To help you wade through the sometimes confusing information, we’ve culled the key points to know about mosquito prevention.
The concept in the above illustration is shown simply, but its message is clear…
…the most effective way to manage mosquitoes is by managing their breeding sites.
And the experts* at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University agree, “The first step in any mosquito control effort is to find and eliminate the mosquito breeding sites from your backyard.”
So, for no to very little cost and the few minutes each week it would take to walk your property to find and remove standing water, you can provide the most effective mosquito prevention to safeguard your family. Nice.
What about other considerations, in addition to eliminating breeding sites? Which home mosquito control methods are most effective? Which have potentially harmful side effects to our environment? Take a look at the chart below for a comparative look at some of the options.
With news of the first human case of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County, The Woodlands Township reminds residents to stay alert and take steps to protect themselves and loved ones from the risks of disease borne by mosquitoes.
Imagine a perfect yard – the grass is green and healthy, the mosquitos are elsewhere and with the money saved on your water bill, you buy the pool lounger of your dreams. Irrigation is the key factor that connects the health of your plants, the number of mosquitos in your neighborhood and the amount of money you spend on utilities each month. By watering your plants and lawn the proper amount each week, the perfect, mosquito-free yard is well within reach!
Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement has confirmed that a sample of mosquitoes from a surveillance site in The Woodlands Township within South Montgomery County has tested positive for West Nile virus. The Township urges residents to be diligent in taking precautions to protect themselves and loved ones from the mosquito-borne disease.