What chemicals and techniques are used to control mosquitoes?
Control of adult mosquitoes is generally accomplished by the application of ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays containing malathion, Dibrom, Baytex, or pyrethroids. In some areas these chemicals are applied as a thermal fog. They may also be applied by aerial application equipment or vehicle mounted dispersal equipment. The City of Jacksonville Mosquito Control Division primarily uses pyrethroid-based formulations dispersed from truck-mounted ULV units and Dibrom dispersed by aerial application equipment.