Mosquitoes: Best Management Practices

Description

 Mosquitoes belong to the insect order Diptera (flies)
 Over 170 species in the U.S. with three important genera: Culex, Anopheles, and Aedes  Undergo complete metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, adult
 Require water for eggs, larval, and pupal development
 Only females take blood meals from their hosts, but both will feed on sugar from nectar

 Adults typically live for up to 14 days, but females can over-winter as adults

Mosquitoes may transmit diseases such as:

Mosquito management

  A thorough inspection of the property is needed to identify: resting sites, breeding sites, and species present

  Inspections will also help to identify the extent of the problem and areas in need of cultural management, and mechanical alteration

  Using barrier treatments along with larvicides and source reduction will attack the infestation on many levelsPartner with your customers to develop an integrated approach to mosquito management.

Partner with your customers to develop an integrated approach to mosquito management.

Apply Talstar at a rate of 1.0 fl. oz. per gallon of water per 1,000ft2 to provide up to 45 days of residual control.

See treatment area examples below. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS.

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