A serious question easily applied to any other pest. It does not need to be of the insect variety, it just needs removing. For now, focus is with the mosquito control staten island mission. And let’s see how quickly it spreads to other pest control imperatives. Anywhere there is an abundance of water, there is the potential for the spread of disease.
Shallow pools of water are familiar breeding grounds for the mosquitoes. And if the water is particularly murky and polluted then somehow all the better (for them). Not good at all. While the local authorities get down to seriously cleaning up your riverbeds, dams and lakes, you get down to laying down the bait on your own premises. If you’re privileged enough to own a home and garden, you might have a lovely fountain or pond in the back (or front) garden.
Or like most folks these days, you could have a pool. You’d better hope that this pool is being cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, because if it is not, its homemaking time for a new flock of mosquitoes that have this remarkable ability to migrate across thousands of miles just to infect your pool and house. Just to infect its inhabitants by feeding off of its blood. The pets are particularly vulnerable to this as their food is to the cockroaches.
Closing off, the suggestion has been made to go organic in a really big way, given that no matter how hard and how toxic, chemical poisons just don’t seem to work. After a while, the insects adapt. Organic materials derived from indigenous plants elsewhere do, however, have repellants that are deadly to the pests without them even realizing what hit them.