Adulticiding is the process of controlling mosquitoes when they are mature, flying mosquitoes. Adult female mosquitoes are the ones that bite, so ultimately they provide the largest threat to the public welfare.
Biological Controls are the implementation of natural predators of mosquitoes to help reduce overall populations. Unfortunately there are not many natural predators available that appear to work in mosquito control.
For mosquito abatement, Benton County Mosquito Control (BCMC) uses an IPM approach. IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management, which simply means that multiple control measures are used instead of just one.
Larviciding is the process of controlling mosquitoes when they are in the larval or pupal form. Controlling mosquitoes when they are in the water is an effective approach because the mosquito is somewhat isolated and known breeding sites can be recorded and routinely monitored.
Source Reduction is removing breeding sites or making them inhospitable for mosquitoes. This can be as simple as changing out water in a birdbath every 7 days, or can entail extensive drainage practices to reduce the amount of stagnant water available.