Control programs often turn to larvicides to get ahead of early season population spikes. And according to the NOAA, spring will be early this year, making conditions ideal for mosquito breeding.
Routinely hitting known breeding sites with single-brood larvicides is typically the control method of choice for early season population suppression. Temporary water sources are common in the spring, and when you time applications right, single-brood larvicides can do an excellent job at managing synchronous brood hatch offs. But under COVID-19 operating conditions, programs are short on staff, trying to limiting coworker exposure and generally looking for ways to be more efficient. And so, some customers are considering a switch to residual larvicides this spring.
Mosquito control programs are reporting larvicide applications by air may make sense to them this season. Compared to ground treatments, aerial applications would allow them to:
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