Mosquito control: Identify larval development sites


November 8, 2017

Paul Curtis

Paul Curtis, BCE, Director, Technical Services, Terminix International

Effective mosquito control strategies usually require using multiple methodologies. Finding and eliminating larval habitats is one of these important steps, and assists in providing long-term control. This can sometimes be challenging to accomplish, as it depends on identifying and addressing all current and prospective larval development sites.

If you have been working with a customer on eliminating mosquito larvae breeding sites around the house and still have adults buzzing around, try looking up. Gutters are often missed as a source of standing water and organic debris, the perfect mosquito nursery. Proper drainage and regular cleaning can solve the problem.

About the Author

Paul Curtis, BCE, is Manager, Technical Service, at Terminix.

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