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Q: Should I Use An IGR For Mosquito Control?


When you think of Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) you may think of flea or cockroach control. But, an IGR may be a perfect complement to your current mosquito control program. It can be effectively used in a backpack sprayer and applied over standing water. An IGR will not kill mosquitoes. Instead, it allows mosquitoes that come into contact with it to return it to the nesting site and will stop mosquito larvae from turning into adult mosquitoes or cause mosquitoes to lay non-viable eggs. In other words, it works to reduce mosquito populations for the short and long-term, offering both immediate control as well as residual control of mosquitoes. Ask your Target Specialty Products representative to suggest a great IGR for your mosquito control program.