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Public Education

A Vital Part of Integrated Mosquito Management

Public education is an important pillar of an effective mosquito control program. With public support, these complex efforts have a greater chance of long-success—and this starts with partnerships within the community.  

Mosquito control professionals often partner with local governments, health departments, schools, churches, and community groups to help citizens understand the part they play in mosquito management efforts. This collaboration with the public makes it easier to identify problematic mosquito activity and support the professional teams that oversee surveillance and treatments. 

It’s also important that all citizens understand the goals of the mosquito control program that has been customized for their community. For example, some are solely focused on controlling mosquito-borne disease as opposed to managing nuisance populations. This clarification helps ensure citizens have proper expectations of an ongoing mosquito control program.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Personal Protection

It’s important to empower citizens to adjust their own habits to limit mosquito populations and protect themselves. Small actions like dumping standing water or filling in potholes can help thwart mosquito breeding and prevent the spread of diseases like Zika, Dengue, and Yellow Fever. Consider our mosquito prevention checklist to see how you can help maximize your community’s prevention objectives.

Agricultural Tips 

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance—and danger—to humans, they may also have a negative impact on farming and agriculture. In fact, many harmful mosquito-borne diseases can be transmitted to animals, including West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Learn about the proactive steps farms and agricultural facilities can take to improve safety and reduce mosquito control costs.

Pesticide Information

It’s common to pair proactive mosquito control techniques with other effective strategies. Larvicides and adulticides are frequently applied as part of an integrated management approach that impedes mosquitoes during all stages of the life cycle. Learn how these EPA-registered products work to safely target mosquitoes while preserving the health of the surrounding ecosystem and community.

Mosquito Management FAQs 

Mosquito control is a complex science with multifaceted challenges. We can all agree mosquitoes are undesirable, but it’s common to have confusion about the different management strategies. Browse some of the frequently asked questions about mosquito control, pesticides, personal repellent products, and the use of natural mosquito predators as a management tool.

Useful Links

Tools and technologies for the surveillance and integrated management of mosquitoes continue to advance as we learn more about vector biology. Many resources covering these topics are available, including those maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and esteemed Colleges and Universities.

Should you have any questions about your existing mosquito control program, or if you are considering establishing one, Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) is always available at whatever level of assistance you desire. Contact us for all of your mosquito management and public education needs.

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VDCI_Logo_squareSince 1992, Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) has taken pride in providing municipalities, mosquito abatement districts, industrial sites, planned communities, homeowners associations, and golf courses with the tools they need to run effective mosquito control programs. We are determined to protect the public health of the communities in which we operate. Our mosquito control professionals have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of public health, specifically vector disease control. We strive to provide the most effective and scientifically sound mosquito surveillance and control programs possible based on an Integrated Mosquito Management approach recommended by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VDCI is the only company in the country that can manage all aspects of an integrated mosquito management program, from surveillance to disease testing to aerial application in emergency situations.