6 Tips for Mosquito Control

November 21, 2018

6 Tips for Mosquito Control

Warm weather has arrived and so have the mosquitoes. 

Mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water and these hatch between 24 and 30 hours.

The most common mosquitoes we find in our homes, workplaces and gardens are the striped mosquito and the brown house mosquito. Female mosquitoes have a long, piercing mouthpiece, which they use to pierce a hosts skin to consume their blood. We all know, that mozzies are noisy (zzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!), their bites are itchy and they can affect the quality of our sleep. Their saliva contains proteins that prevent blood from clotting and activates a mild immune response in many people.

 While Mosquito bites are often just itchy, they could lead to something much worse.  

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away from the Home

  1. Remove any stagnant water that may be on your property; mosquitoes love to breed and lay eggs around water. Empty pots and trays, garden water features, buckets, pans, sandpits, boats.
  2. Clean out gutters annually – Leaves and other debris can build up and become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. 
  3. Trim large trees close to buildings – some trees with big leaves can hold enough water for mosquitos to lay their eggs.
  4. Spray a barrier spray such as Ecomist Sniper in cracks and crevices is another way to eliminate mosquitoes while they are still at the egg and larvae stage.
  5. Establish an ongoing protection. Use an insect killer, that eliminates insects: flushes insects out of their hiding places, repels and kills them. The insect killer should provide the 24 hour protection and be safe to use arond people, food and pets. Ecomist developed the original  automatic insect control concept that has been proven time and again in the most demanding environments. It eliminates flying and crawling insects in indoor and semi-enclosed outdoor areas. Round-the-clock protection without you needing to do a thing: just set and forget. Your Ecomist Automatic Dispenser will target mosquitos in mid-air and prevent mozzies from entering indoors. The Ecomist Natural Insect Killer uses natural pyrethrins derived from the Chrysanthemum Daisy, sourced from Tasmania and East Africa and manufactured in New Zealand. It is safe to use around people, food and pets. 
  6. Use a personal bug repellent with Deet to prevent bites. Bug Bullet with tropical strength formula will keep you protected when you’re out and about.