Mosquito Treatment and Pest Prevention
Mosquitoes are dangerous to human health. Although some will only bite, others spread germs, and some do both. However you look at it, mosquitoes are harmful to humans and animals. The noise they make, the disease they transmit, and their bites and itch are annoyingly painful. Not to worry, at Eco Pest Control, we provide the best mosquitoes treatment and management solutions. Our methods are safe, and we are intentional about delivering affordable and effective pest control strategies for homes and businesses.
How we treat
We use a comprehensive plan that includes inspection, extermination, and prevention to get rid of mosquitoes and prevent future infestation.
Our pest inspection is the first step of any pest removal we carry out. The inspection is designed to analyze the extent of the infestation, locate the breeding area, and determine which extermination process will be most successful. The most popular breeding area for mosquitoes is mostly stagnant water or dirty surroundings.
After determining the extent of the infestation, we will proceed to carry out extermination. We can use any of the following means;
- Biological method
- Physical control method
- Pesticide control methods.
Your safety and satisfaction is our top priority. As a result, our extermination specialist will provide you with the best method and information required to ensure you are not exposed to any danger.
We also provide you with prevention methods that keep mosquitoes out of your surroundings for good. After a proper inspection and extermination process that guarantees a mosquito-free surrounding, we provide necessary materials that continually ensure a mosquito-free environment.
Why are they considered pest?
Pests are annoying or troublesome animals, persons, or things that cause damage. Without a doubt, we can all agree on the annoying nature of mosquitoes and how harmful they are to our health.
What they eat
Adult mosquitoes feed on the honeydew or nectar of plants to get sugar as it provides nourishment for living. However, females feed on blood to get protein and iron – both of which are essential to their reproduction and survival. Not all mosquito species feed on human blood. Some species prefer the blood of reptiles and birds.
How many species
Generally, mosquitoes have over 3,500 species, with about 3,000 available in Australia. There are more than 100 species alone in Western Australia.
How they breed
Mosquitoes lay their eggs directly on stagnant water or any space where there is fresh water. If the water is too salty, the offspring will die. Water is a vital necessity for laying their eggs, and they can lay as much as 100-200 eggs at a time. After hatching, the egg grows into a larva, which is also called a wriggler and develops into a pupa within 7-10 days. Finally, it metamorphoses into an adult mosquito within one or three days.
Common species in the city
As mentioned earlier Australia has about 3,000 species of mosquitoes, but some species are popular in some particular areas. For example, Aedes camptorhynchus, Aedes vigilax, Anopheles annulipes s.l., and Culex annulirostris are common in Western Australia (WA). Aedes aegypti, Aedes flavifrons, and Aedes procax are commonly found in Queensland (QLD). Aedeomyia catasticta, Aedes alternans, and Aedes sagax are common in NSW
Common signs of infestation
- Increase in bites on your skin and itching of your body.
- Disturbing buzzing sound
- Stagnant water, as it is suitable for their breeding.
- When you see them flying around or hovering around in your kitchen.
Treatment tips and advice
- Eliminate standing water in old tires, rain gutters, buckets, toys, plastic covers, and other containers mosquitoes can breed.
- Use EPA-registered mosquito repellent and follow label precautions and directions closely
- Cover baby carriers and beds with netting
- Routinely treat your pool water and keep it circulating
- Fill or drain temporary pools of water with dirt
- Empty and change the water in potted plants, rain barrels, wading pools, fountains, and birdbaths.
- Wear long sleeve, pants, and socks
- Stay indoors, especially if a mosquito-borne disease warning is in effect.
- Keep your hedges, grasses, and tree branches cut back to avoid attracting mosquitoes.
- Empty your trash and keep a neat environment.
How long do mosquitoes live?
Female mosquitoes have a longer life span compared to male mosquitoes. The female lives for about 2-3weeks while the male lives for about 7-10 days.
What season do mosquitoes thrive in?
Mosquitoes breed more conveniently during the spring and autumn season, although they have a longer life span during summer.
Do mosquitoes bite only at night?
No, they can bite during the day. They only bite more at night because our sleeping body produces chemicals mosquitos like. They can also sense the heat produced by the body and they are attracted to light.
How often should I treat my environment for mosquitoes?
A mosquito treating plan should be within 3-4 weeks, especially when it is their season.
How long does it take to get infected after a mosquito bite?
Most mosquito-borne diseases take at least 2days and at most 2weeks to show symptoms of infection.
Why Choose Us
- Licensed and Public Liability Insured
- 100% Guaranteed Satisfaction
- Eco Friendly Treatments and Prevention Plans
- 20 Years Experience
- Fully Qualified and Trained
- Competitive Pricing and Free Quotes
- Commercial and Residential Pest Treatment Packages
- Mosquito Barriers
- Prevention of Future Outbreaks
- Affordable Mosquito Control Treatment
- Modern Technology & Equipment
- Central Suburbs
- Inner City
- Melbourne CBD
- Northern Suburbs
- Eastern Suburbs
- Western Suburbs
- Mornington Peninsula
Take the burden of mosquito control off your shoulders and give our friendly team a call today. Receive free expert advice, or book an appointment with ease at 03 8595 9880!