What is a larvicide?
Mosquitoes have a four-stage life cycle: egg, larva, pupa and adult. A larvicide is a pesticide that kills the larvae directly before they mature. Larvicides are placed in stagnant water which is where mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs for the larvae to hatch (e.g., catch basins or storm sewers). Larviciding reduces the adult mosquito populations that have the ability to act as carriers of the West Nile Virus.

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1. How are larvicides used in mosquito control?
2. Can I apply larvicides to catch basins located on my property?
3. What is adulticiding?
4. What is a catch basin?
5. What is a larvicide?
6. What is mosquito fogging?