Mosquito Management

Integrated Mosquito Management

The most effective and environmentally sound pest control programs are usually based on a combination of methods including source reduction, chemical, and biological control. Click here to learn more....

 

Florida Mosquito Control

Since the days of the early European explorers, mosquitoes have played a prominent role in Florida's history, both as pests and carriers of disease. Various Spanish, English, and French accounts tell of mosquito abundance sufficient to force early explorers to sleep on the beach and cover themselves with sand. Since the early 1900's, mosquito control districts have been operating in Florida to protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases and pest mosquitoes. In 2003, there were over 50 organized mosquito control districts in Florida. Click here to learn more....

Mosquito Repellents

Repellents make humans unattractive to a mosquito so that it will avoid areas of the body that have been treated with the product. Repellents do not kill mosquitoes. The best repellents will provide protection from bites for a long period of time from just one application. The University of Florida mosquito researchers test and evaluate the effectiveness of mosquito repellents based on the amount of time the product will continue to repel mosquitoes after one application to the skin. This is known as Complete Protection Time (CPT). Click here to learn more....

 

Homeowner's Information

What you can do around your home and neighborhood to reduce mosquitoes! SOURCE REDUCTION! REMOVE THEIR FAVORITE PLACES TO LIVE! There are many places around the home where mosquitoes live and breed. In fact, there are several that may be overlooked. ANY materials that hold water can support mosquito larvae. Look at the some of the photos below and then survey your yard. Are there containers that you can remove and discard? Are there containers that hold water that you can dump out? In containers that you do not want to remove, flush out and replace the water every 2 - 3 days. This will remove mosquito larvae that are in the container; they will not live long out of water and will not develop to the adult stage. Click here to learn more...

UF/IFAS Fact Sheets

EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension, a collection of information on topics relevant to you: profitable and sustainable agriculture, our environment and natural resources, 4-H and other youth programs, Florida-friendly landscapes, communities that are vibrant and prosperous, and economic well-being and life quality for individuals and families. EDIS contains many articles related to mosquitoes and medical entomology. Click here to learn more....