Mosquitoes: IPM practices reduce client confusion

By |  April 4, 2018

Dr. Chris Keefer, Technical Services Representative, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) practices for mosquito treatments can help reduce client confusion. Set realistic goals, and explain in detail the practices behind a successful mosquito program. Proper education, along with a thorough inspection and treatment plan, will help lead to maximum control. To that end:

  • Educate clients on mosquito biology, behavior and management.
  • Teach them how to reduce food, water and harborage opportunities.
  • Provide a checklist of things clients can do to further eliminate conducive conditions.
  • Use an adulticide and an insect growth regulator (IGR) in your treatment protocol.
  • Encourage clients to use mosquito repellent, as well as wear light-colored, loose and long-sleeved shirts and pants.

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