In order to accomplish long-range, intelligent, and environmentally sound mosquito control, the management of mosquitoes must use not just one but all available pest control methods.
The District is dedicated to protecting the public from both the discomfort of mosquito bites and potential mosquito-borne diseases. This responsibility includes monitoring the abundance of adult and immature (larval/pupal) mosquitoes, and mosquito-borne disease occurrence over time and space. The practice of monitoring both mosquito densities and the diseases they carry is termed surveillance…
Public education is a key component that is used to encourage the reduction and prevention of mosquito habitats on private and public property. The District’s education program teaches the public how to recognize, prevent, and suppress mosquito breeding on their property.
Physical control, also known as source reduction, environmental manipulation, or permanent control, is one part of the District’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
Biological control agents of mosquito larvae include predatory fish, predatory aquatic invertebrates, and mosquito pathogens.
Chemical control refers to the use of specific compounds to either control immature mosquitoes (larvicides) or mature mosquitoes (adulticides).
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