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Mosquito control

no-mosquitosThe dangers of mosquitoes

While primarily a nuisance, mosquitoes represent a serious public health threat because of their ability to transmit life-threatening diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, West Nile virus and now the Zika Virus. According to the World Health Organization, there are more than one million deaths a year attributable to the diseases carried by mosquitoes. That makes them the deadliest animal on the planet. Not only can mosquitoes carry disease that afflicts humans, but they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. When a mosquito bites, it injects saliva which contains an anesthetic and anticoagulant that prevents the blood from clotting in the puncture wound. These chemicals often produce an allergic response ranging from the typical small, red bump to much rarer episodes of severe systemic reactions.

Control strategies – Successful mosquito control requires a multi-pronged strategy, including

  • Surveillance of adults and larval stages
  • Exclusion
  • Source reduction
  • Larviciding/IGRs
  • Adulticiding

The first three stages – eggs, larva and pupa are aquatic, therefore, the best way to prevent mosquito breeding is to remove stagnant water found in

  • Bird Baths
  • Clogged rain gutters
  • Kiddie pools
  • Flower pots
  • Saucers under flower pots
  • Wheel barrows/garden carts
  • Watering cans/buckets
  • Ornamental ponds
  • Toys
  • Leaf piles

 

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