If we use adulticides for mosquito control now, does that mean we do not need to use mosquito larvicides?

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If we use adulticides for mosquito control now, does that mean we do not need to use mosquito larvicides?

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Effective mosquito control programs emphasis larval control. Mosquito larvicides are used first and adulticides are used only as a last resort. The use of larvicides minimizes the need for adult control, but may not eliminate it altogether. Adult mosquitoes are strong fliers and may move several miles to feed. Also, certain breeding areas may be inaccessible or may be untreatable for environmental or economic reasons. Am I likely to be exposed to mosquito adulticides? Mosquito adulticides are used only in certain high risk areas. If adulticides have been used in your community in the past it is likely that they will be used again. Additional communities may be treated during a bad mosquito year or if West Nile virus or other mosquito borne illnesses are active.

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Effective mosquito control programs emphasis larval control. Mosquito larvicides are used first and adulticides are used only as a last resort. The use of larvicides minimizes the need for adult control, but may not eliminate it altogether. Adult mosquitoes are strong fliers and may move several miles to feed. Also, certain breeding areas may be inaccessible or may be untreatable for environmental or economic reasons.

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Effective mosquito control programs emphasize larval control and source reduction. Mosquito larvicides will continue to be used to minimize the need for adult control, along with source reduction (i.e.

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