Mosquitoes remain arguably one of most annoying and harmful insects in the world. Mosquitoes bite and can ruin your outdoor functions during summer and spring seasons. The biology of mosquitoes is quite complex. However, you need to understand different methods and ways to control them:
This is the first method. In this method, you eliminate their source of breeding. If you eliminate areas where there are mosquito larvae, then they will not hatch and become adults. In this way, you will have eliminated a large percentage of the problem. Flower pots, swimming pools, old tires, clogged gutters, and bird baths are the common mosquito breeding havens. Always remove water after rains from things that can hold water or moisture. Also, repair screen doors, and door sweeps that eliminate entry points into your house.
These include larvicide that kills mosquito larvae. The method prevents larvae from growing into adults. It can also contaminate larvae’s food source. Thi method of controlling mosquitoes can be quite expensive to an average home owner. Drunks should only be used in standing stagnant water. Always read labels before you apply the method. This method is not suitable for large bodies of water.
Nowadays, you will find different mosquito repellents available on the market. Go for repellents that contain DEET as the major ingredient. Also, different brands such as bucket candles and Tiki torches are very popular.
These are propane operated mosquito control systems. These methods require the use of Lurex or Octenol. The trap to use is dependent on the location you live. The combination of these chemicals mimics human breath. Therefore, they attract mosquitoes to where the trap is located. This is a great method to control mosquitoes outdoors.
These are very popular for outdoor activities such as camping. There are several types of nets such as head netting, and gazebos. However, you need to treat your net regularly for it to be effective.
This is an easy way out. However, it is not the best mosquito control method. The sound of having electrocuted is cool. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are not prone to light like moths.
This is a short term solution. In fact, it gives you a quick relief. It kills mosquitos very fast.
The wind is a big factor in the effectiveness of this method. High wind speeds are not effective.