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Research Project: Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research


item HOEL, DAVID - Lee County Mosquito District
item Kline, Daniel - Dan
item MOORE, DENNIS - Pasco County Mosquito Control
item BURROUGHS, SHERRY - Indian River Mosquito Control District

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/19/2018
Publication Date: 9/1/2018
Citation: Hoel, D., Kline, D.L., Moore, D., Burroughs, S. 2018. MOSQUITO SURVEILLANCE. Lloyd, A.M., C.R. Connelly, and D.B. Carlson (Eds.). Florida Coordinating Council on Mosquito Control. Florida Mosquito Control: The state of the mission as defined by mosquito controllers, regulators, and environmental managers. Vero Beach, FL: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory.. pgs. 13-27.

Interpretive Summary: Abstract only.

Technical Abstract: Mosquito surveillance is a prerequisite to an effective, efficient, and environmentally sound mosquito control program. Surveillance data is used to define the nature and extent of the mosquito problem, gauge the effectiveness of daily mosquito control operations, comply with State laws and regulations regarding the justification for treatments, and serve as a basis for evaluating the potential for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. Commonly used methods to inventory mosquito habitats, collect immature and adult mosquitoes, and monitor environmental parameters that can be used to predict mosquito emergences are reviewed.