Insecticides are a quick and sure-fire way to get rid of mosquitoes. However, the results don’t last for very long. As soon as the insecticide dries out and dissipates, the mosquitoes come back.

Most exterminators and mosquito professionals only use insecticide when there is a large infestation and in combination with other methods of mosquito control. Insecticides are not a long-term solution and scientists have actually found that mosquitoes are building a tolerance to them. This is especially concerning when it comes to disease prevention and control for mosquito-borne illnesses.

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