Mosquito Control Methods - Integrated Pest Management
for Homeowners and Control Agencies.
Around the House
Products and Promotions That Have Limited Value for Mosquito Control
- Insect Repellent Products such as DEET - Insect repellents are products that are either used on the skin or on clothing to keep mosquitoes, ticks and other small pests away from humans and pets. While they do not kill the pests they do prevent the bites and annoyance associated with the insects. Repellents have a variety of active ingredients but DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta Toluamide) is the most common ingredient which is available in many different products that are readily available in stores. Whenever repellents are used, however, read the label first and follow the directions exactly to provide the proper protection and to prevent over-exposure to the product. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a fact sheet on
Using Insect Repellents Safely with more information about DEET and it's
re-registration as a repellent (requires Acrobat Reader).
General Surveillance The surveillance section presents several papers from the 1989 Symposium on Surveillance Techniques at the NJMCA Annual Meeting. Full citations are given at the top of each paper.
Source Reduction/Water Management
Best Management Practices
for Mosquito Control and Freshwater Wetlands Management, Open Marsh Water Management
for Salt Marsh Mosquito Control and Minimize the Risk of West Nile Virus
Infections in Horses. This
links to NJDEP's State Mosquito Control Commission
Gambusia Use Recommendations
Gambusia Effectiveness in New Jersey
Insecticides Recommended for Mosquito Control in
New JerseyNEW! - protocols
for continued evaluation of Altosid XR briquets: