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Mosquito Control Insecticides - Are They Safe?

Citizens like to know if the products being used for controlling mosquitoes are safe for the public and the environment. There are several factors that determine which products are used and how they will be used in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Mosquito Control program was developed utilizing the guiding principles of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Our goal is to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases and reduce the nuisance level of mosquitoes while maintaining the integrity of our ecosystem. Environmental awareness is at the forefront of our program. All products used in the Grand Forks program are registered and approved by the EPA and the North Dakota Dept. of Agriculture and our staff employs best management practices when using these products. The Grand Forks Mosquito Control program was developed to improve the health and quality of life for the citizens in our community. At no time do we want to put anybody’s health at risk because of the products we use to control mosquitoes. Following the guidelines of an IPM program permit us to use products that are safe to humans and the environment while reducing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Are mosquito control pesticides safe?
Facts about mosquito control pesticide applications.
Pyrethrins & Pyrethroids.
West Nile Virus Position Statement Michigan Mosquito Control Association.
Human exposure to mosquito control pesticides

DEET-BASED INSECT REPELLENTS
Mosquito Repellent Information
Safety Precautions When Using DEET on Children-American Academy of Pediatrics
Facts about DEET-Based Insect Repellents
Myths about DEET-Based Insect Repellents

Insecticides Used In Grand Forks Mosquito Control
Larvicides Adulticides