What steps can be taken for immediate temporary control of mosquitoes that spread illness?

  • Eliminate adult mosquitoes with aerosol insecticide labeled for flying insects.
  • Use insecticides specifically labeled for controlling mosquito larvae in breeding sites that cannot be emptied or removed. Consult a garden shop or a chemical company for available insecticides.
  • Carefully follow the insecticide label’s instructions for use.

CAUTION: Certain pesticides and their solvents may cause respiratory irritation. Persons with respiratory diseases should consult their physicians before using any pesticide. It is a violation of federal law if pesticides are not applied exactly as the label directs. Insecticides can be harmful to people, pets, wildlife, and the environment when used improperly. For more information on proper pesticide use, go to http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/pest/faq-for-pesticides.