integrated pest management

Like most mosquito control programs in the United States, IRMCD uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for our control efforts. This means that a combination of source reduction, larviciding, and adulticiding are used as the primary techniques to control mosquito populations. All chemicals are applied as per label requirements.

In addition to control activities, IRMCD participates in public outreach and education at community events and conducts field research as needed. District staff provide presentations to civic groups, homeowner's associations and attend various community events to educate citizens on mosquito control. Research projects are frequently a collaborative effort with scientists at the University of Florida’s Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL) in Vero Beach and the results of such research are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. 

Photo Collage of Mosquito Control Functions ; source recuction ; larval control ; surveillance ; adult control ; public outreach