Tips for dealing with mosquitoes

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May 27, 2022

Brian Mount

Brian Mount

When dealing with mosquitoes, there are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Inspect the property to locate breeding sources, defined as anything that holds water, such as bottles, cans, tires, low areas in the yard, bird baths, clogged gutters, etc. Remove or modify these areas to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites.
  • Identify areas for adulticide treatments, such as cool, shaded areas under eaves, within dense vegetation, under decks, or in ground cover.
  • Calibrate your equipment regularly, so you always put out the correct volume of product.
  • Communicate with the customer to set expectations. Mosquito treatments can significantly reduce populations, but they are rarely 100 percent. Try to gauge the infestation level prior to treatment; this will help you show the reduction in mosquito activity.

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Brian Mount, BCE

Brian Mount, BCE, is the urban product development lead at FMC Professional Solutions.

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