You can find out more information about specific pesticides and their effect on the environment and health at the EPA sponsored National Pesticide Information Center website:

Mass Audubon’s website has very readable information about mosquitoes and links to their call for policy reform:

The Xerces Society publishes a comprehensive guide for managing mosquitoes in wetlands:

Massachusetts’ Department of Health and Human Service’s Mosquito-borne Diseases webpage is a useful reference for learning more about prevention:


Mosquito-borne diseases

How to reduce mosquito habitats

How to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases

Using pesticides to prevent mosquito-borne diseases

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