“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.”
– Christine Todd Whitman
mosquito management in the places where you live and play
I received this in my weekly newsletter from the Xerces Society –
How to Help Your Community Create an Effective Mosquito Management Plan: A Xerces Society Guide. This guide will help you learn more about mosquitoes and the diverse wetland communities in which they play an important part, and give you the resources and information you need to work for the adoption of safe, effective methods of mosquito management in the places where you live and play.
Within is a wealth of information about controlling mosquitos and also they cited the effort of the New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission also began experimenting with the use of native copepods to control mosquitoes in waste tires. Adding a natural enemy to the system allowed less pesticide to be used, which also represented a saving for the city, as tire piles are a persistent problem for mosquito production. Copepods may provide all the mosquito control needed, but they can also be combined successfully with lesstoxic larvicides such as Bti to increase mosquito control—in some instances superior control to that seen with either copepods or Bti alone—while reducing the amount of costly pesticide needed.
You can view or download the pdf here….