Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences [Dept. of Entomology]

Mosquito Control Methods - Integrated Pest Management for Homeowners and Control Agencies.


Homeowners

  • Controlling Mosquitoes 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).

Agencies

Surveillance

  • 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.

Larval Surveillance

Adult Surveillance

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 BMP page.

Biological Control

Chemical Control

Pesticide Information

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