Mosquitoes: "Silent Killers"
Transmit diseases such as dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis, etc. The female adult lay up to 300 eggs at a time and can lay eggs every few days. As they can breed in waters as shallow as a twenty-cent coin, source reduction of stagnant water is the most effective way to control their population. By practicing good and regular housekeeping – filling up ground depressions, disposing discarded containers properly, and clearing choked drains and roof gutters regularly – mosquito breeding can be minimized.
SIGNS TO LOOKOUT
Bites & swells on skin.
Wriggly larva in stagnant water.
Buzzing around your ears.
Increased mosquitoes activities.
Break up hardened soil.
Lift and empty flowerpot plates.
Overturn pails and wipe their rims.
Removed dead trees, wood.
Use metal instead of wooden racks.
Change water in vases.
Keep roof gutters clear and place BTI insecticide inside.
Remove any stagnant water found.
Apply insect repellents.
Adult mosquitoes are slender, long-legged two winged insects. They undergo complete metamorphosis with 4 successive stages of development; eggs, larva, pupa and adult mosquitoes. The first 3 stages are aquatic while the adult is an active flying insect. Depending on the species of mosquito and environmental conditions such as temperature, light & food present, the whole development from egg to adult takes around 7-14 days.
"Under optimal conditions, the egg of an Aedes mosquito can hatch into a larva in less than a day. The larva then takes about four days to develop into a pupa, from which an adult mosquito will emerge after two days. Three days after the mosquito has bitten a person and taken in blood, it will lay eggs, and the cycle repeats." (Source: https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/prevent-aedes-mosquito-breeding/aedes-mosquito).
The female mosquito have a long proboscis (mouthparts) for piercing and sucking blood while the proboscis of the male ones are not suitable for piercing as they feed on nectar or other plant juices. Female mosquitos (in most species) are anautogenous, meaning a blood meal is required for them to lay fertile eggs. They are attracted to their hosts by temperature, odour from sweat, carbon dioxide, moisture and skin colour (dark prefer to light), etc.
In Singapore, the three main mosquitoes are:
In general, mosquitos like to rest in cool, dark & humid places. Depending on the species, they rest either by day (Culex & Anopheles mosquitoes) or night (Aedes mosquitoes). Because of the numerous diseases they transmit such as Dengue fever, Malaria, Cikungnya, Filariasis, etc, an integrated approach involving all stakeholders are require to prevent disease transmission.
INTEGRATED MOSQUITOES MANAGEMENT
INSPECT & DETECT
A thorough site survey is carried out by our experienced mosquitoes team to identify current infestations and find areas of concerns that may contribute to their breeding.
After correct identification of mosquitoes species, a customized plan is formulated based on your situation for the most suitable type of treatment ranging from search & destroy, source reduction, fogging, misting-water based and larvaciding.
EXECUTE & TREATMENT
Our highly skilled & certified mosquitoes team will plan & execute treatments while taking into safety, health & your environment. With our focus on safe & green pesticides, you can be assured of continued protection with sustainability.
ADVICE ON PREVENTION
Any structure defects like uneven drains, choked drains, as well as discarded water collecting receptacles that allow breeding will be highlighted to achieve long-term prevention.
EVALUTE & MONITOR
Regular checks are conducted with detailed digital reporting for you to track the treatment conducted Advanced technologies with 24/7 remote control are deployed to allow fast detection & action plans to ensure they are kept at bay from your premise.