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Integrated Pest Management for Mosquito Reduction around Homes and Neighborhoods1

C. R. Connelly, E. Bolles, D. Culbert, J. DeValerio, M. Donahoe, K. Gabel, R. Jordi, J. McLaughlin, A. S. Neal, S. Scalera, E. Toro, and J. Walter 2

This publication describes how homeowners can use an integrated pest management (IPM) program to help decrease pesticide use, reduce the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases, and ease the financial burden on local governments responsible for area-wide control. Modern mosquito control emphasizes source reduction to eliminate areas where mosquitoes thrive; surveillance to determine whether pesticide applications are necessary; screening; sanitation; and other techniques described in this document. The methods recommended in this publication are particularly effective in reducing mosquitoes that transmit diseases. Homeowners who take responsibility for identifying and eliminating sources of mosquito production around their homes and neighborhoods will improve health and quality of life for all Florida residents.

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This document is ENY-753, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension Original publication date September 2014. Visit the EDIS website at


C. R. Connelly, professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; E. Bolles, Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County; D. Culbert, Extension agent III, UF/IFAS Extension Okeechobee County; J. DeValerio, Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Bradford County; M. Donahoe, county Extension director, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County; K. Gabel, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County; R. Jordi, Extension director, UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County; J. McLaughlin, Extension program assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County; A. S. Neal, Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County; S. Scalera, Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County; E. Toro, Extension agent I, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County; J. Walter, Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.