Mosquito control manages the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health, economies, and enjoyment.
Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world and especially in the tropics because mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as malaria and dengue.
Public health is the focus when mosquitoes are vectors, or transmitters, of infectious disease.
Disease organisms transmitted by mosquitoes include dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria, Zika virus and Japanese Encephalitis.
Depending on the situation, source reduction, bio control, larviciding (killing of larvae), or adulticiding (killing of adults) may be used to manage mosquito populations. These techniques are accomplished using habitat modification, pesticide, biological-control agents, and trapping.