Mosquito Control Program Needs

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A. SURVEY OF  MOSQUITO HABITATS
            1. Permanent water sources
            2. Drainage areas
            3. Swamp lands
            4. Railroad tracts
            5. Road ditches
            6. Catch basins
            7. Dumps, tires, etc.
B. MAPPING OF PROBLEM AREAS
            1. To know where adults will be laying their eggs for doing larviciding
            2. Adult habitat to control while resting
C. SURVEY OF MOSQUITO POPULATIONS
            1. Mosquito larva
                      A. Dip collections (any large body of water, puddles, ponds, etc.)
                      B. Aspirator collections (tree holes, cans, tires, etc.)
            2. Adult mosquitoes
                      A. Lights traps and CDC traps (best method for all species)
                      B. Bite collections (best method for determining specific human pest)
                      C. Resting site collections (daytime, best method for CULEX vectors)
                      D. Sweep collections (least desirable method)
D. MOSQUITO IDENTIFICATION (43 species in Iowa)
            1. Nuisance pest
            2. Disease carriers (emergency situation)
            3. Non-offensive species
E. MONITORING AND CHARTING
            1. Weather (moisture and temperature)
            2. Seasonal mosquito population
            3. Results of control program
F. LARVICIDING (using data from survey and monitoring)
            1. Aerial
            2. Mist blowers
            3. Hydraulic sprayers
            4. Granule spreaders
G. ADULT CONTROL
            1. Contact control
                     A. ULV
                     B. TUG
                     C. Mist Blower
                     D. Aerial
                     E. Storm sewer fogger
            2. Barrier and Perimeter control
                    A. ORLAS
                    B. RAS
                    C. Mist Blower
                    D. LPG
                    E. Aerial
                    F. P26
H. LICENSING AND RECORD KEEPING
            1. Certified applicators
            2. Application records
            3. Advance notification of beekeepers of place and time of application
            4. Mosquito population size, species, vectors
            5. Complaints

 

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