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The Monroe County Health Department responds to all mosquito complaints.  When standing water that breeds mosquitoes cannot be eliminated it can be treated with larvicides to prevent the emergence of vector mosquitoes.  Along with public education and source identification and reduction, larviciding represents the preferred method of mosquito management at MCHD.  Following environmental inspections of breeding sites, larvicides are applied as needed based on larval presence as determined through dipping.

The MCHD works closely with Indiana State Department of Health staff on mosquito surveillance and trapping of adult mosquitoes in Monroe County.  Adult mosquitoes are sent to the Indiana State Department of Health Lab to test for vector-borne diseases.

The following are some pictures of a breeding ground, an adult mosquito, and some different kinds of larvae:

Mosquito Swarm

Adult mosquito

Mosquito Larva

To see mosquito larvae in action:
Mosquito Larvae Swimming (to watch or listen to this video: Get Quicktime Player now)  

Monroe County Health Department Vector Control Ordinance

Click on the link below to enter the Indiana State Department of Health Vector Control website:
www.in.gov/isdh/20407.htm

Click on the link below for Zika virus information from the Indiana State Department of Health:
www.in.gov/isdh/26910.htm

The Purdue University program in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Diseases will give you additional information about mosquitoes.
http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publichealth/insects/mosquito.html

Please contact one of our Environmental Sanitarians at (812) 349-2882 for more information. 

 

 

 

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