Mosquito Control, also known as mosquito control, deals with the population of pesky and is biting mosquitoes to effectively reduce their destructive impact on human society, economies, and health. Mosquito control is an essential public-health practice around the globe and particularly in the tropics since mosquitoes transmit several dangerous diseases, including the dengue virus and malaria. It also stops mosquitoes from carrying harmful viruses and prolongs life for human beings and animals by reducing the risks of infant and child birth and death. Mosquito Control, together with other forms of malaria prevention and control, is crucial in preventing the spread of Plasmodium falciparum, a disease transmitted through mosquitoes. It is also vital in maintaining ecological balance, preventing destruction caused by mosquitoes in urban areas and forest areas and reduces risks of transmitting infectious diseases to humans and animals.
Mosquito Control is done in several ways, usually by applying chemicals that repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are known to lay eggs in stagnant water, so it is advisable to apply insecticides to stop them laying their eggs. Mosquito repellents are commercially available in the market and are applied to infected areas to repel mosquitoes. Mosquito repellents work by absorbing moisture and thus rendering mosquitoes unable to move or stay on the surface of the treated area.
Mosquito-killing techniques can also be used in controlling mosquitoes. There are many types of Mosquito Control methods available, depending on the type of situation. The most commonly used technique to kill mosquitoes is the former, which is either a hand crank or a small gasoline powered device that generates a column of thick black smoke which effectively kills mosquitoes and prevents them from coming back. Another popular technique to kill mosquitoes is by using mosquito strips, which are placed on exposed skin and ensure penetration of the insecticide deep into the skin. Mosquito bait is a method that makes use of live mosquitoes and other insects like cockroaches to attract biting mosquitoes and kill them.
Mosquito eggs are caused by the larvae of some insect species that are transmitted by mosquito bites. Some of these species include: Anopheles, Coccidiosis, Drywood Termites and Antrobatirus. All these species cause disease in humans and cause severe damage to crops when infested. Mosquito eggs are caused by the larvae of other insect species that are transmitted by mosquito bites, some of which are: Anopheles, Coccidiosis, Drywood Termites and Antrobatirus.
Mosquito breeding sites are mainly at night, in moist places like soil, moistened earth, concrete, wood, leaves, vegetation and aquatic surfaces. Mosquito breeding sites are usually found near human habitation or water supply. Mosquito breeding sites can be located inside houses, around swimming pools, arbors, decks, and patios, in lakes and rivers, in ground pools and puddles, in trees, and in man-made constructions such as bridges, guardrails, fences, walls, camphorsts and rock piles. It is a good practice to keep away all mosquitoes from your yard while you are out of town or on vacation.
Mosquito Baits: Mosquito Baits contains the active ingredients that effectively kill mosquitoes and prevents their rebirth. Mosquito Bait consists of dried, powdered insect parts, crushed vinegar, dried corn cob powder, ground dried flower pot pebbles, dried fruit pieces, and mosquito saliva. This can be used both during nighttime and daytime, but should be used in the evening or daytime pools where mosquitoes are likely to be active.