Mosquito information

   Mosquitoes are a real nuisance in many places in the world as well as dangerous to human health. Thry can leave itchy sore bites on bare skin and often attack when you sleep. Besides being a general pest, mosquitoes are a major killer of humans and animals in the world.

The numbers of dengue and malaria cases over the years have shown that mosquitoes are more deadly than they look.

Some important points to remember:

  • Mosquitoes are usually found close to still water, where their larvae feed and develop.
  • They are attracted to dark colors and will avoid white shades if possible.
  • Dawn or dusk – are a favorite time for mosquitoes to bite.
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to warmth and moist on a body.

How can mosquito infestation affect your business?

It will have an impact on your employees, it will damage your hygiene reputation and a major issue is of course loss of business. Customers talk, they all know many other people, if they are discuss your business with a friend, a previous customer will make a verbal review, make sure it is not negative concerning pests and hygiene!

Are you concerned about mosquitoes? Call us now at (02) 2839572 If you prefer you can send an email and we will arrange our specialist pest technician to call out and inspect and assess your pest problems. Email: enquiries@Intellipest.net

Treatments

Mosquito treatment is often applied with several forms of technique depending on what is required and what we are dealing with. We will think about long term solutions, it is useful to take an approach which includes the elimination at source for this however, we will use chemical control products if and when required. It will start with a full premises inspection and what sort of flying pest are we dealing with. Once the professional inspection and assessment is concluded, Our technician will make a report stating what is required to illiminate and which treatments for source reduction and which chemical product to use.

We will perhaps suggest: –

  • Removal of any source of still water in the area   
  • Improvements to where mosquitoes like to rest
  • Vegetation insecticides may be suggested for the local area
  • Regulators for prevention of mosquito development
  • Insecticide for wet and dry local environments

These and other techniques may or may not be applicable, however they can give and example of how we will carry out an initial inspection.

Below is much more detailed inofrmation on types of mosquitoes.

Anopheles

  One of the nasty ones found in the Philippines. It is a genus of mosquito first described and named by J. W. Meigen in 1818. About 460 species are recognised; while over 100 can transmit human malaria, only 30–40 commonly transmit parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria in humans in endemic areas.

  Anopheles gambiae is one of the best known, because of its predominant role in the transmission of the most dangerous malaria parasite species (to humans) – Plasmodium falciparum.

Anopheles mosquitoes kill about 440,000 people each year because of malaria.

Some species of Anopheles also can serve as the vectors for canine heartworm Dirofilaria immitis, the filariasis-causing species Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi, and viruses such as one that causes O’nyong’nyong fever. An association of brain tumor incidence and malaria suggests the Anopheles might transmit a virus or other agent that could cause a brain tumor.

Mosquitoes in other genera (Aedes, Culex, Culiseta, Haemagogus and Ochlerotatus) can also serve as vectors of disease agents, but these do not carry malaria.

Mansonia mosquitoes

  Large, black or brown mosquitoes with sparkling on their wings and legs. They breed in ponds and lakes containing certain aquatic plants, especially the floating type like Pistia stratiotes and water hyacinth.

Aedes

Aedes is a genus of mosquitoes originally found in tropical and subtropical zones, but now found on all continents except Antarctica. Some species have been spread by human activity.

The Yellow Fever Mosquito

  Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever viruses, and other diseases.

Culex

  This is a genus of mosquitoes, several species of which serve as vectors of one or more important diseases of birds, humans and other animals. The diseases they vector include arbovirus infections such as West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis, or St. Louis encephalitis, but also filariasis, and avian malaria. They occur worldwide except for the extreme northern parts of the temperate zone, and are the most common form of mosquito encountered in some major US cities such as Los Angeles. A great deal more information is available about all the species and subspecies on Wikepedia.

Asian Tiger Aedes albopictus (Stegomyia albopicta)

From the mosquito (Culicidae) family, also known as (Asian) tiger mosquito or forest mosquito, is a mosquito native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia; however, in the past few decades, this species has spread to many countries through the transport of goods and international travel.[1] It is characterized by its black-and-white-striped legs, and small black-and-white-striped body.

This mosquito has become a significant pest in many communities because it closely associates with humans (rather than living in wetlands), and typically flies and feeds in the daytime in addition to at dusk and dawn. The insect is called a tiger mosquito for its striped appearance, which resembles that of the tiger. Ae. albopictus is an epidemiologically important vector for the transmission of many viral pathogens, including the yellow fever virus, dengue fever, and Chikungunya fever,[2] as well as several filarial nematodes such as Dirofilaria immitis.[3] Aedes albopictus is capable of hosting the Zika virus[4][5] and is considered a potential vector for Zika transmission among humans.