The integrated mosquito management methods currently employed by organized control districts and endorsed by the CDC and EPA are comprehensive and specifically tailored to safely counter each stage of the mosquito life cycle. Larval control through water management and source reduction, where compatible with other land management uses, is a prudent pest management alternative – as is use of the environmentally friendly EPA-approved larvicides currently available. When source elimination or larval control measures are clearly inadequate, or in the case of imminent disease, the EPA and CDC have emphasized in a published joint statement the need for considered application of adulticides by certified applicators trained in the special handling characteristics of these products.
A successful mosquito management program should include the following elements:
1.    larval and adult mosquito sampling;
2.    source reduction;
3.    biological control using native or introduced predators and parasites of mosquitoes,
4.    larviciding and adulticiding, when indicated by surveillance;
5.    resistance monitoring;
6.    disease surveillance in mosquitoes, birds, horses and humans, and
7.    public education.