How does the division control mosquitos?
Cumberland County Mosquito Control Division uses an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to control mosquitoes. This approach utilizes several methods of pest control, including mechanical, biological, and chemical.
We also employ heavy equipment operators who use various types of large machinery to engage in water management practices, or source reduction, to remove or modify mosquito habitats.

Source reduction is the largest component of our mosquito control program, and in many cases, can permanently affect mosquito population levels. Biological control can also be quite effective in eliminating mosquitoes. In this aspect of our program, we identify isolated, permanent bodies of water and introduce minnows and other types of fish to feed on mosquito larvae. Our chemical control program consists of the application of larvicides and pupicides to kill the immature stages, and adulticides to kill the flying adults. Typically, the non-chemical methods are preferred since they are the most effective; however, pesticide applications are necessary if the other methods are ineffective or not feasible.

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1. What does the Mosquito Control Division do?
2. How does the division control mosquitos?
3. What can the general public do to help with the mosquito control program?
4. Which pesticides are used to control mosquitoes in Cumberland County, and how are they applied?
5. How do I contact Cumberland County Mosquito Control and get more information?
6. Where can I find more specific information on mosquito spraying in Cumberland County, and how will I be notified?