Mosquito Control Products from Nixalite include mosquito fogging equipment, mosquito repellents and insecticides. The mosquito is the most deadly animal in the world. Mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year. The World Health Organization estimates that between 300 and 500 million cases of malaria occur each year and a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds [source: WHO].
Other Mosquito-borne diseases include West Nile virus disease, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis. Many other mosquito-borne diseases are found in different parts of the world. Some examples of these diseases include chikungunya fever, dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever and the zika virus.
An important part of mosquito control around your home is making sure that mosquitoes don’t have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle it is important to monitor standing water sources.
Get rid of standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.
Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels and potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential mosquito habitats.
Drain temporary pools of water or fill with dirt.
Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
Use the following tips to help protect yourself from exposure to mosquitoes [source: EPA].
Use EPA-registered mosquito repellents when necessary and follow label directions and precautions closely.
Tuck shirts into pants and pants into socks to cover gaps in your clothing where mosquitoes can get to your skin.
Use head nets, long sleeves and long pants if you venture into areas with high mosquito populations, such as salt marshes.
Stay indoors at sunrise, sunset and early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active, especially if there is a mosquito-borne disease warning in effect.
Replace your outdoor lights with yellow “bug” lights, which tend to attract fewer mosquitoes than ordinary lights. The yellow lights are NOT repellents, however.
Cover all gaps in walls, doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
Make sure window and door screens are “bug tight.”
Completely cover baby carriers and beds with netting.