Most people see mosquito control as the "fogging truck" that drives through their neighborhood early in the morning or late evening spraying for adult mosquitoes. This part of our operation is actually only about 25%-30% of our control efforts. The majority of our work takes place out on the wetlands spraying for mosquito larvae in the water. The larvae are treated by hand sprayers, ATVs, and by airplane.
The primary product used for larval control is called BTI. This is a biological product that is environmentally friendly and effective. BTI is more difficult and costly to use, but the effort to reduce the impact on the environment is a priority to the MAD-D.