How Mosquito Control Works
The threat of mosquito-borne viruses is ever-changing. It is prudent that we do all we can to control mosquito populations. Mosquito reduction is the first line of defense health agencies trust to protect us.
Mosquitoes are moisture pests. They are born in still water, and prefer to be in areas where there is more moisture. They also shy away from being out when the sun is high in the sky. For this reason, they can be actively destroyed during the day when they hide. This is one of the primary reasons mosquito reduction is so effective. Not only does it eliminate mosquitoes on contact, it makes hiding locations a death trap for other mosquitoes that come to hide. And, since a single female mosquito can lay 100 eggs every third night, eliminating even one female mosquito can have a big impact on mosquito populations.
A typical mosquito will not travel more than 300-500 yards in its lifetime--which is about 2 months for a female mosquito. When mosquitoes are actively destroyed where they hide, and those resting areas are coated with a knockdown agent, the vectors for diseases are broken. Essentially, treated areas become buffer zones that stop the spread of viruses.
Mosquito control also focuses on the removal and treatment of mosquito breeding sites. When larvicide is introduced into areas of still water it actively kills any eggs present, and makes the water unsuitable for female mosquitoes, for a time.
All of this works together to reduce mosquito populations and make it harder for mosquito-borne diseases to find a vector. When combined with personal protection, there is a significant reduction in bites.
Wear repellent on skin or clothing.
Wear light colors to become a harder target.
Refrain from going outside in the morning or evening when mosquitoes are more active.
Refrain from going to wetlands or marshes.
Wear clothing that has netting.
Avoid consuming alcohol outside where there are mosquitoes.
Be aware that mosquitoes are attracted to an increased body temperature, carbon dioxide emissions, and sweat.
If there is no breeze, make one. Use a fan to keep mosquitoes off of you.
If you need assistance with mosquito reduction service, contact Moyer Pest Control. We offer comprehensive solutions for all household pests, including mosquitoes.