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Mosquitoes Control

There are about 60 different species of mosquito around the world. Several of them are capable of transmitting serious, possibly even fatal diseases, such as Mosquito-borne encephalitis and malaria to humans. Even in the absence of disease transmission, mosquito bites can result in allergic reactions producing significant discomfort and itching. In some cases excessive scratching can lead to bleeding, scabbing, and possibly even secondary infection. Children are very susceptible to this because they find it difficult to stop scratching. Frequently, they are outside playing and do not realize the extent of their exposure until it is too late. Regardless of whether record numbers of mosquitoes are produced this year, many people are now asking how to control these pests in and around their homes.

The first and most important thing to remember is that while there are several options available to reduce the number of mosquitoes breeding on your premises, this may not result in a reduction in mosquito numbers or biting activity. To put it very simply, our most common species of mosquito can migrate several miles from where it developed. Female mosquitoes are ready to bite one or two days after emerging as adults. Female mosquitoes can produce a painful bite during feeding. Mosquitoes can travel a mile or more from their breeding spot to find a meal.

Female mosquitoes are ready to bite one to two days after adult emergence. Only the female mosquito sucks blood, which she needs to lay eggs. Adult male mosquitoes feed only on plant nectar and are harmless to people. Most mosquitoes feed just after dark and again just before daylight. Mosquitoes may transmit diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, and malaria to humans. Mosquito-borne encephalitis is a viral inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis can infect humans, horses, and a variety of other mammals and birds. Transmission of the disease occurs when an infected mosquito takes a blood meal.

Control Measure

The best option for mosquito control is to target the control efforts at the larval stage. Any area or object that can hold water for a period of one week should be filled, drained, or discarded. This includes areas such as stagnant puddles, pools or ditches, and objects such as cans, buckets, old tires, clogged rain gutters, bird baths and child wading pools. A number of insecticides are also available from us for application to a body of water to control mosquito larvae and determine the need to treat breeding sites or to apply insecticide sprays to control adults.

Chemical Control

Fogging Method:

This is a way of chasing the adult flying mosquitoes from the human habitats during the dark hours outside the premises. Control of mosquitoes primarily targets the adult. Outdoor foggers will keep mosquitoes away for several hours, but once the chemical dissipates, the mosquitoes return.

Spraying Method:

Spraying of our chemical formulation on thickets or shrubs along the perimeter of your yard helps reduce the population of mosquitoes that rest in these areas. It is generally the last resort in an integrated mosquito control program, since spraying of adult mosquitoes provides only temporary relief. It must be repeated frequently to intercept new mosquitoes moving into the area.


Since most of the mosquitoes that transmit encephalitis will not travel very far, the risk of contracting encephalitis can be minimized by controlling the mosquito breeding sites which are in close proximity to your home. Water management, to prevent mosquito breeding, is essential for control. Eggs do not hatch unless they are in water. Remove old tires, buckets, tin cans, glass jars, broken toys and other water catching devices. Change water in bird baths and wading pools once or twice a week; clean out roof gutters holding stagnant water; and place tight covers over cisterns, cesspools, septic tanks, barrels, and tubs where water is stored.

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