I would like to clear up an apparent misunderstanding that was expressed in a recent letter to the editor regarding the use of adulticide and larvacide against mosquitoes.
David Anderson wrote that a Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff member told him there is "no comparison" between adulticide and larvacide and that larvacide is more effective. In fact, the staff member told Anderson that the two products cannot be compared because their applications are completely different. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture does not endorse a specific product for use against mosquitoes.
The department will spray for mosquitoes at the request of mayors, county judge-executives and local health department officials. A spraying schedule is available on the KDA Web site at www.kyagr.com.