Controlling a mosquito infestation can be done in two ways – you either deal with the adults or you destroy their spawning pools. In this article, we’re going to cover the various ways in which mosquito infestations can be controlled and take a look at the best course of action.
A quick fix to a mosquito infestation is the repellent. Repellents come in many forms, including sprays, creams and essential oils. The role of a mosquito repellent is to keep these insects out of certain areas of the home or to protect individuals from mosquito bites. Repellents are only a temporary solution, which can be quite useful for a barbeque, a party in the backyard, or a hike through an area that has a large mosquito presence, but they will not remove an infestation.
Traps and electric zappers
Mosquito traps and electric zappers will draw in all the mosquitoes in the area, and the mosquitoes will die when they come into contact with these devices. Like the repellents, the traps and the zappers can keep the mosquito population in an area as low as possible, but they will not be able to completely remove an infestation. All of these methods are part of what is called adult control, and they target the adult mosquito population that you see flying about. Adult control is not very effective at stopping an infestation, it just ensures that the mosquitoes are less bothersome.
To stop a mosquito infestation, the mosquito spawning pools have to be destroyed. In most cases, you will need the help of a pro in order to do this. Mosquitoes will use bodies of standing water to lay their eggs and grow their young, and they will target lakes, puddles, even very small bodies of water such as a bit of water found in a small crevice. A pro will inspect the property and sometimes outside of the property in order to find the source of the infestation, and then he will remove the water or treat it using an insecticide that specifically targets mosquito larvae.
Contact us today if you have any questions about mosquito infestation control methods, or if there is a mosquito infestation currently on your property, and one of our team members will help you out with everything you need.