The control of mosquitoes is a major concern. Without control programs, the mosquito population would flourish and cause potential health and comfort problems.
From a health standpoint, mosquitoes are known carriers of encephalitis, malaria, yellow fever and dengue viruses. Mosquito-borne diseases cause more than one million deaths each year around the world. Mosquito bites can also infect a pet with the deadly canine heartworm.
One must also consider the nuisance factor, the discomfort mosquito bites cause while we try to enjoy the outdoors.
Mosquitoes can migrate up to 15 miles, which overrides larval control efforts. This results in the need for adult mosquito control.
Mosquito control program. This program involves the use of an ultra-low volume ground sprayer dispensing chemical in smoke form. It is an insecticide that is a synthetic compound resembling a substance produced by chrysanthemums, to reduce the mosquito populations. The insecticide resembles naturally occurring plant products, which are toxic to insects. This insecticide is among the least harmful products available, breaks down rapidly in the environment, and poses almost no risk to people and pets in the concentrations being used for mosquito control. Insecticides of this type have been used primarily to control mosquitoes, human lice, cockroaches, beetles and flies.
Spraying continues throughout the summer as long as mosquito population counts justify the spraying.
CULEX OR COMMON MOSQUITO
AEDES OR DENGUE MOSQUITO
ANOPHELES OR MALARIA MOSQUITO