Controlling mosquitoes through aerial management

From Sierra Wave Media
October 2, 2017

OVMAP news release

Recent mosquito trap data indicate that recent aerial larviciding treatments were very successful, with mosquito populations reduced by about half in the two weeks following aerial management activities.

To illustrate the scope of what was conducted during aerial management Rob Miller, OVMAP Interim Manager, stated that “OVMAP applied roughly 10 times the
amount of material used in a year in just two days” via helicopter.

This larvicide works by introducing naturally-occurring bacteria into breeding habitat, stopping normal mosquito larval development and preventing these larvae from becoming biting adult mosquitoes.

Since the bacteria only target certain species of mosquito larvae, it is safe for use around animals, plants, and other insect species. Control should last from 30 to 60 days.

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