Measuring mosquito dispersal for control programs.

  title={Measuring mosquito dispersal for control programs.},
  author={Craig D. Morris and Vicki Lord Larson and Leon Philip Lounibos},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  volume={7 4},
Simple and economic methods were developed for control programs to demonstrate the movement of mosquitoes from a breeding source to residential areas. Using mark-release-recapture methods and examples, mean, median and maximum distances traveled were estimated or observed and compared for 11 species produced in a wastewater treatment facility near Lakeland, FL. The applicability of these methods and data interpretation for operational mosquito control programs are discussed.