Are larvicides any better at killing mosquitoes than pesticides that attack adult mosquitoes (adulticides)?

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Are larvicides any better at killing mosquitoes than pesticides that attack adult mosquitoes (adulticides)?

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The use of mosquito larvicides generally is considered preferable to the use of adulticides for several reasons. (1) Use of mosquito larvicides prevents the appearance of the blood feeding adults. (2) Mosquito larvicides can provide up to a month of control, rather than the few hours provided by fogging with adulticides. (3) The commonly used mosquito larvicides are less toxic than the adulticides and are applied in such a way that there is much less human exposure. (4) Mosquito larvicides generally are applied to smaller areas than are adulticides.

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