Our Integrated Mosquito Management Program
Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 employs a systematic method of control for mosquitoes. This method is Integrated Mosquito Management and its components are as follows:
Mosquito control starts in the swamps, marshes, seepage ponds, and any other area that holds shallow stagnant water...
There is an abundance of mosquito progeny habitat along Banks Lake and several other manmade or natural water bodies in the district...
While the primary objective at the District is to eliminate mosquito populations in their larval stage, it is impossible to find and...
The District’s mosquito surveillance and monitoring activities perform the following functions:
- Locate mosquito-breeding areas.
- Identify mosquito species present.
- Helps the staff to access mosquito population numbers and their flight activities.
- Helps determine how effective our mosquito control activities are.
- The District identifies and initiates activities to reduce the amount of mosquito breeding habitats when feasible and within governing regulations.
- These activities include draining areas of shallow stagnate water, elimination of water holding containers and the reduction and/or elimination of vegetation/trash in slack/stagnant water which support mosquito breeding areas.
- Most of these activities can be achieved through cooperative agreements with property owners, other government/private agencies, political subdivisions and through public education.
- Prevention activities are the primary method we employ to kill immature non-flying and non-biting mosquitoes in their water habitats and to reduce or modify mosquito-breeding habitats.
- Mosquito Larvicide applications are given top priority since this type of control is more selective and effective in reducing mosquito populations.
- This type of mosquito control measure requires considerable personnel, equipment, materials, planning, mosquito surveillance work and expense.
- However, these types of applications offer the best long-term control for mosquitoes.