Solving the mosquito dilemma
Looking for the complete Mosquito Solution? For long-term results follow our simple 4-Step TRAP Program:
1. T – Trap
The use of mosquito traps in outdoor areas is probably your first and best line of defense. Mosquito traps interrupt the breeding cycle, reducing mosquito numbers; which in turn reduces biting incidences and the potential for disease transmission. The capture of only a few mosquitoes daily can have a substantial impact on current and future mosquito populations, because just one female mosquito is capable of laying up to 250 eggs at a time and as many as 3000 eggs during her lifetime.
2. R – Repel
Repellents don’t actually kill mosquitoes and do nothing to reduce your mosquito population the way traps do. However they are effective at preventing bites and many experts consider them to be the number one weapon against mosquitoes. The CDC recommends a variety of safe and effective repellents containing these active ingredients: DEET, Picaridin, OLE (Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus) or IR3535. However when using any repellent chemicals it is important to follow label directions and precautions; these are strong chemicals and some should not be used on infants and young children.
3. A – Avoid
The best way to avoid getting bitten is to avoid going outdoors during periods of peak mosquito activity – typically dawn and dusk (some but not all mosquito species). When you are outside, be sure to wear repellents and protective clothing i.e. loose-fitting, light-colored, long sleeved shirts and pants. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors, so avoid wearing black and navy.
4. P – Prevent
Prevent mosquitoes breeding. Do a ‘water collection’ inspection: empty wheel barrows, boat tarps, buckets, barrels – in fact any and all water-collecting objects. Clean out clogged gutters (the most neglected breeding site); and change the water in bird baths twice weekly.
With our simple 4-Step Program you too can reduce biting incidences and the risk from mosquito-borne diseases – all season long.