Mosquito Control

Mosquito control is the task of managing the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health, economies, and enjoyment of mosquito-ridden areas. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world and especially in India because mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as malaria, dengue and chickengunya.


How to Control

Mosquito control can be achieved through a systematic inspection and treatment which can involve some or all of the following activities

Source Reduction

Since many mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, source reduction can be as simple as emptying water from containers around the home. This is something that homeowners can accomplish without much difficulty. For example, homeowners can eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by removing unused plastic pools, coolers, old tires, or buckets

Larviciding

Control of mosquito larvae can be accomplished through use of larvicides, growth regulators, surface films. These are applied at potential mosquito breeding sites such as nallahs outside the complex. The recommended frequency of application is monthly.

Adulticiding

1. Fogging

Control of adult mosquitoes is the most familiar aspect of mosquito control to most people. It is accomplished by ground-based applications or via aerial application of chemical pesticides such as thermal fogging. This is done primarily in outdoor areas. The frequency of the treatment depends of the intensity of the problem.

2. Spraying (NEW)

In this treatment we spray a colourless and odourless insecticide on the walls. The insecticide is harmless for human beings. The mosquitoes sit on the wall, come in contact with the insecticide and die. This treatment is effective for 2 to 3 months.