Mosquito Control for Professionals

In the continental United States, professionals from local government departments or mosquito control districts use integrated mosquito management (IMM) strategies to control mosquitoes that spread viruses like West Nile, dengue, or others. Outbreaks of West Nile virus happen every year. Sometimes a virus like dengue is introduced by an infected traveler to areas of the United States with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

For ELC Recipients

CDC created and maintains a national surveillance system called MosquitoNET. MosquitoNET is an online, centralized database to track, report, and store information regarding mosquito collections and insecticide resistance detected through testing with the CDC bottle bioassay.

Participants set up and manage individual accounts in the database to view, add, and edit data on mosquito surveillance and insecticide resistance.

Data from MosquitoNET can be used to:

  • Improve knowledge of the biology of mosquitoes across the United States and US territories
  • Develop modeling and mapping of mosquito populations
  • Understand insecticide susceptibility or resistance patterns
  • Prepare for emergency response to mosquito-borne disease

Since its creation in 2016, the focus of MosquitoNET expanded from tracking mosquito vectors of Zika virus to include all mosquito vectors of arboviruses. The goal is to expand the user group so the system can be widely used for reporting all mosquito species data for the US and its territories.

CDC developed the MosquitoNET website to facilitate data reporting for ELC recipients. ELC recipients will use MosquitoNET to report data about mosquito collection and insecticide resistance testing. Data about virus infection in mosquito pools will continue to be collected using ArboNET.