Modern, organized mosquito control is nothing new in the U.S. For over a century, mosquito control has been a necessity in coastal regions and areas where mosquitoes thrive. In these regions, it is important to remember that humans are the invaders.
Mosquitoes adapt very well and have been around for millions of years.
Millions of Americans take mosquito control for granted. Many do not realize that there are over 1,100 organized mosquito control programs around the country, employing thousands of workers whose primary purpose is to protect humans from nuisance and disease-carrying mosquitoes. The science underlying the work they do continues to improve, allowing precisely targeted application techniques to provide environmentally sound mosquito control and reduced off-target effects.