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1 September 2010 Public Health Pesticide Use in California: A Comparative Summary
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California pesticide use summary data and use reports from local vector control agencies were reviewed to document public health pesticide use patterns. During the 15-year period 1993–2007, public health pesticide use averaged 1.75 million lb (0.79 million kg) (AI), accounted for <1% of reportable pesticide use statewide, and ranked below major crop uses and many nonagricultural uses. A review of reports from local vector control agencies (2004–07) indicated that their applications were principally for mosquito control and represented >99% of all reported public health pesticide use. Petroleum distillates, principally larviciding oils, accounted for 88% of public health pesticide use. Pyrethrins and naled, used as mosquito adulticides, increased substantially in recent years (post-2004), coinciding with increased West Nile virus control activities and availability of emergency funding.

Timothy S. Howard, Mark G. Novak, Vicki L. Kramer, and Larry R. Bronson "Public Health Pesticide Use in California: A Comparative Summary," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 26(3), 349-353, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.2987/10-5997.1
Published: 1 September 2010
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