Mosquito Control How To Keep You Safe

Mosquito Control Methods

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There are steps you can take to reduce mosquito populations without using insecticides. Here are some tips to consider when trying to avoid mosquito bites:

  • Empty water from containers such as flower pots, birdbaths, pet water dishes, cans, gutters, tires and buckets regularly to disrupt the mosquito breeding cycle.
  • Keep windows and door screens in good working order to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
  • If possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors, consider staying indoors early in the morning and evening when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Maintain your swimming pool to prevent mosquito breeding, and report abandoned pools to your local health department.
  • Use mosquito netting over infants carriers when infants are outdoors.
  • Consider using an insect repellent, be sure to follow the label directions for applying the repellent. For help selecting a mosquito repellent, try our Insect Repellent Locator.

Insecticides can also be used to help control mosquitoes. Some products are designed to be applied directly to water to control mosquito larvae, while others are used more broadly to control adult mosquitoes. Some community agencies provide mosquito control as a service to the public and may apply pesticides by trucks or planes. Visit the links below to get more information about how to control mosquitoes.

 

Eliminating Mosquitoes in Your Environment

  • Mosquito Control – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Mosquitoes – University of California Extension Service
  • Repellent Wars – University of Florida IFAS
  • Mosquito Control Devices and Services for Florida Homeowners – University of Florida Extension Service
  • Carbon Dioxide Mosquito Traps No Magic Bullet – University of Florida News
  • Mosquito Traps – American Mosquito Control Association
  • Pesticides Used In Mosquito Control – NPIC
  • Permethrin Treated Clothing – NPIC
  • Community Agencies that Manage Public Health Pests – NPIC

Automatic Misting Systems

  • Outdoor Residential Misting Systems – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fact Sheet
  • Position Statement on Mosquito Misting Systems – American Mosquito Control Association

Ultrasonic Mosquito Devices

  • Do ultrasonic devices work? – American Mosquito Control Association
  • Integrated Mosquito Management: Sonic and Electronic Devices – University of Wisconsin

Zika virus risk symbol as the shadow of a disease carrying mosquito forming text that represents the danger of transmitting infection through bug bites resulting in zika fever.
Zika virus risk symbol as the shadow of a disease carrying mosquito forming text that represents the danger of transmitting infection through bug bites resulting in zika fever.

Community Mosquito Control Efforts

To find out whether or not your community sprays for mosquitoes, try contacting yourcommunity agency managing public health pests or local health department.

Fogging and Aerial Applications

Resources for Community Mosquito Control/Vector Control

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