Asian tiger mosquitoes, or Aedes albopictus , are very aggressive daytime biters and feed on a number of hosts, preferably human! The female, when out looking for a blood meal will also target birds, domestic and wild animals. With their ability to transmit debilitating, even deadly diseases with a single bite it’s no wonder they are […]
A guide to using mosquito traps to help control mosquitoes.
Male mosquitoes do not bite. The real risk is from female mosquitoes who bite when in search of blood to provide protein for their eggs. Scientific research over the past 50 years has shown that female mosquitoes find their prey using a combination of sensory cues including light, shape, color, heat, vibration, sweat and other by-products of human activity. Using that research and with the benefit of extensive field testing (including tests by the United States Department of Agriculture in Gainesville, Florida EnviroSafe Technologies NZ Ltd has developed one of the world’s most advanced mosquito traps: the Mega-Catch™ ULTRA mosquito trap. In addition to well-documented independent test results, over the years Mega-Catch™ mosquito traps have attracted some impressive customer feedback. While traps won’t permanently eliminate mosquitoes in the area, and no responsible manufacturer should claim otherwise, they are an effective tool, known to interrupt the breeding cycle thereby significantly decreasing mosquito numbers.
In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes are known to transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and Heart worm in cats and dogs. The FDA has traditionally advised keeping your pet indoors around dawn and dusk, because that is when many mosquito species feed. However that advice is no longer enough to protect your […]
Not every kind of mosquito carries every kind of disease, however a single bite from the right mosquito at the right time, and you’re infected. Prevention…the best protection! Because according to University of Florida entomologist Jerry Butler, “By reducing the feeding rates just a little, you reduce the probability of transmission of diseases greatly”. Mosquitoes […]
“When talking about climate change, we are not talking about something which is a future threat. We are not talking about something which may or may not happen in 50 years time, or 20 years time. We are talking about something which is happening now in terms of the effects of climate change on peoples’ […]
Find out how to treat the bite as well as what you can do to reduce the number of biting incidences and the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for you and your family. Start by devising an effective DIY mosquito control program which incorporates a proven trapping system to reduce mosquito numbers, personal protection in the […]
Did you ever wonder where mosquitoes go in winter? Unlike birds, they don’t fly south! In fact, mosquitoes, like all insects, are cold-blooded creatures. As a result, they are incapable of regulating body heat and their temperature is dependent upon their surroundings. Mosquitoes are known to function best at 80o F, become lethargic at 60o […]