Laboratory and Surveillance Services

OtterTail operates an in-house surveillance lab that allows us to perform thousands of adult and larval identifications each season. We own state-of-the-art laboratory and identification equipment and up-to-date mosquito key books to ensure that all of our identifications are performed accurately. The identification of mosquito species can be an essential component to any properly managed mosquito surveillance and control program. Our primary mosquito identification experts have several years of adult and larval mosquito species identification experience.

OtterTail has extensive experience in setting up and managing mosquito surveillance systems that will effectively achieve your specific goals. We routinely set and collect dozens of OtterTail-owned mosquito light and gravid traps each week during the mosquito season, as well as process and submit hundreds of mosquito samples for arboviral testing.