What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?


What Do You Know About Mosquitoes?

We have the mosquito facts for you

  • Iceland and Antarctica are the only places where mosquitoes do not live.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite...as they need protein in blood for reproduction purposes. Only the females possess a long tube-like mouth part which is used to pierce the skin and enter the blood vessel to obtain their meal.
  • There are over 3500 species of mosquitoes identified.
  • Accounting for 725,000 human deaths globally per year through various transmitted diseases, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world.
  • Mosquitoes tend to gravitate to areas near standing water, as females need still water to lay their eggs. Sources for standing water around your home may include planters, fountains, buckets, rain gutters, children's pools, bird baths, old tires and many more....
  • Things that attract mosquitoes to humans:
    • Carbon Dioxode (exhaling)
    • Moisture (sweating)
    • Blood Type
    • Apparel
    • Movement

Health

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet. They are very dangerous to you and your family, accounting for about 725,000 human deaths a year. That is more than any creature on earth! Below are some diseases spread by mosquitoes that can be extremely harmful and potentially fatal.

Zika Virus

Is a virus spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. The Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever. As of 2016, the illness cannot be prevented by medications or vaccines. Zika can spread from a pregnant woman to her baby. This can result in microcephaly, severe brain malformations, and other birth defects. Zika infections in adults may result rarely in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

West Nile Virus

Is a viral infection typically spread by mosquitoes.[1] In about 75% of infections people have few or no symptoms. About 20% of people develop a fever, headache, vomiting, or a rash. In less than 1% of people, encephalitis or meningitis occurs, with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures. Recovery may take weeks to months. The risk of death among those in whom the nervous system is affected is about 10%.

Malaria

Is the most commonly transmitted disease by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death.[1] Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later.

Dengue Fever

Is the most common cause of fever in travelers returning from the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and South Central Asia. This disease is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and cannot be spread person to person. Severe dengue can be fatal, but with good treatment, fewer than 1% of patients die from dengue.

Why choose Fogging over other alternatives on the market?

  • Fogging is the same effective system used by professionals to kill mosquitoes that may spread West Nile and Zika Virus.
  • Fogging is ideal for use in large areas around your property prior to outdoor gatherings.
  • Regular fogging reduces a mosquito population by up to 70% within one month.
  • Fogging treats an average 5,000 square foot yard in less than 10 minutes.
  • Fogging produces no offensive residual odor.

Spray/Lotion RepellentScented CandlesFogging
How is it applied?Spray on yourself and/or clothingLight wick... Heat and CO2 attracts mosquitoes!Spray deep into areas where mosquitoes live
How does it affect mosquitoes and other biting insects?
Makes you invisible to mosquitoes and other biting insects by blocking your scentMakes you invisible to mosquitoes and other biting insects by blocking your scent (only 3 ft. radius on average)Kills on contact and reduces backyard population
Lasting affect?No lasting effect. Mosquitoes come backNo lasting effect. Mosquitoes come back within minutes after the flame goes out.Enjoy a mosquito-free yard for up to 6 hours!

Other ways to reduce mosquito populations in your yard:

  • Eliminate any unnecessary standing water in your yard...Planters, buckets, tires, clogged rain gutters, baby pools, small water features, garbage cans, etc.. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in any standing water.

Safety

  • Fogging is intended to kill and repel mosquitoes and biting flies, without harming other living things like plants and animals.
  • When used properly, the fog will be dry and not settle on surrounding plants or other outdoor objects, rather, it will slowly drift through the foliage and dissipate in the breeze, killing mosquitoes in its path.
  • Children and pets may re-enter the area 5 minutes after you've fogged.
  • It is always recommended to not inhale any type of chemical, so it is best practice to ensure that you do not inhale the fog by either standing up wind from the fog or by wearing a face mask when using your thermal fogger.
  • Thermal foggers are always safe when following the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions.