The Ecological Management Department manages the physical control aspect of our Integrated Pest Management program by actively eliminating mosquito development sites. To accomplish this, they use ecologically-based Mosquito Reduction Best Management Practices (BMP) which reduce or eliminate the need for chemical control measures. Physical or environmental manipulation is an important control tactic on its own, but can also enhance biological and chemical control measures.
Mosquito Reduction Best Management Practices
In 2008, we released the first Mosquito Reduction BMP Manual. This document provides specific information regarding our District policy, mosquito biology, and various practices that can be useful in reducing mosquito populations. Land-use specific sections provide guidance for landowners and land-managers who deal with: managed wetlands, stormwater and wastewater systems, irrigated agriculture, rice production, dairies, swimming pools, cemeteries, and tire storage facilities.
To see a sample copy of the educational cemetery flyer used as part of this program please click here.
Fall Flooding Program
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