Mosquitoes and ticks are a concern because they can transmit disease. Luckily, effective control measures exist that do not require use of toxic pesticides that can also cause disease. The following is a list of suggested products to be used as indicated after habitat modifications have been made. Please research products carefully and always follow label directions exactly.
Lists are for educational purposes and suggestions only, not an endorsement of a specific product or brand.
Beyond Pesticides Mosquito Management and Insect Borne Diseases
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment Report on Mosquito Spraying
How pesticides can actually increase mosquito numbers
An Interview With Experts: Are Backyard Mosquito Sprays Safe and Effective?
City of Boulder, Colorado Ecological Mosquito Management
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in pesticide used on millions of acres when spraying for mosquitoes