MOSQUITO CONTROL The word “mosquito” is a Spanish or Portuguese in origin and means, “little fly”. Its principal source of food is nectar or a similar sugar source.
Mosquitoes can be annoying and a serious problem to mankind. They interfere with work and can spoil hours of leisure time. Their attacks on farm animals such as cows can cause a loss of weight and decreased milk production. Some mosquitoes are capable of transmitting diseases. Some of the diseases they can transmit include:
-Zika -Heartworm -West Nile Virus -Malaria -Yellow fever -Chikungunya -Dengue -West Nile Virus
The Mosquito Life Cycle
There are 4 stages to their life cycle, which are as follows:
1. Eggs 2. Larvae 3. Pupae 4. Adult
The best time to get mosquito issues under control is during the Larvae and Pupae stages. A
barrier application by Bama Exterminating Company is the best way to do this as well as
eliminating areas/sites conducive to breeding.
Mosquito Prevention and Detection
You can protect yourself and family from mosquitoes by remembering the 3 D’s. They are:
1. Drain- Many mosquito issues come from water filled containers. They must have water to breed so eliminating standing water will help control them.
2. Dress- Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing and when practical wear long sleeves and pants.
3. Defend- Wear a mosquito repellent that has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency AND get a Mosquito Contract with Bama.
The following page is a list of TIPS for reducing mosquito issues.
** REMEMBER: Bama can handle all this for you and place product where
needed to keep mosquitoes under control!!!!