Larvae & Pupae Dipping Surveys

Larvae and Pupae dipping surveys are an important tool in mosquito control surveillance programs. Mosquito larvae are found in many different types of aquatic habitats, from tree holes to salt marshes. While not a direct measure of the number of biting adult mosquitoes, dipping surveys do show where mosquitoes are breeding, and are very important in Larviciding efforts. Since the emergence of Aedes albopictus, a container-breeding mosquito that is often found near homes, citizen participation (service requests) has been a very important and reliable tool in surveillance techniques.

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