Mosquito control for outdoor spaces


May 26, 2023

Anna Berry

Anna Berry, technical director at B&G

Mosquito control is essential for many outdoor spaces. Here are four factors to consider when choosing the right tools for liquid adulticide applications:

  • Target areas. Consider whether the mosquitoes are resting on foliage or flying in the air. This will help determine whether to use a sprayer for large-droplet surface and barrier treatments, or a fogger for small-particle applications to treat airborne mosquitoes.
  • Local non-targets. Check for bird nests, children’s play equipment, or other factors that may limit your application options.
  • Formulation options. Consider applying larvicides where appropriate to increase control success with adulticides. Always follow the labels and pay attention to the type of equipment in which the chosen formulations are designed to be used.
  • State applicator licenses. Make sure you have the appropriate licenses for mosquito work. Some states may require more than one license, ranging from structural control to turf and ornamental.
    By taking these factors into account and using multiple control strategies, you can effectively control mosquitoes and create a more comfortable outdoor environment.


About the Author

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BERRY is a technical director at B&G Equipment. Previously, she worked as training manager for McCloud Pest Management Solutions, South Elgin, Ill. She is a Board Certified Entomologist, ServSafe certified and instructor and proctor for the National Restaurant Association and is certified in HACCP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in grain science from Kansas State University.

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