What can we do to prevent mosquito? – 2

It is spring time (Printemps) and the Nature try to wake up from winter. Leaves are growing up and flower show their color on the landscape. Swallow, perfume, sound of nature are all around us, but something it is coming up to bother us…. Buzz, buzz,, ops mosquitos are coming!!!! Ok we are here again, we haven’t started to enjoy sun, warm and color that, as part of the Nature, mosquito are growing around us. Bite again!!!

Strategies and techniques to prevent and control mosquito.

The proper period for mosquito to laid down eggs and develops a full life cycle to larvae and the adult is from March to October. This period may vary because of the climate, warm area and of micro-habitat (volume of water, sun exposure).

It is not surprising if you can see a “tiger” mosquito (Aedes albopictus) flying in front of you. Eggs of this species of mosquito are able to survive during wintertime because of a specific biological mechanism that protects eggs from low temperature and dryness.
Few drops of rain and/or humidity will be enough to start the developing cycle of these eggs to adult mosquito. It is worthy to remember that sites that might be optimal for mosquito growing are drain, sewer, flowerpot, drain pot, water tank, water reservoir, tires, fountain. Mosquito simple loves stain water to growth!!!!!

Due to the love of mosquito, their eggs and the following larvae for every place where stain water might be collected, it is necessary to take few fundamental actions:

• treat with proper products stain water, drain, sewer, drain pot;
• dry or throw away stain water;
• properly clean drain pot and avoid them to be blocked;
• cover water tank, reservoir with mosquito net, caps or every material that can prevent mosquito to enter the tanks and laid down eggs.

Please do a further step: do not collect tire, air-pool and other toys that can contain water for days.
Larvicidal products are useful if used in water stain that can not be prevented by other means, as sewer, drain, etc…
From ‘90s the main guideline has been to limit the environmental impact of larvicidal products. Many “natural” alternative has been proposed to control mosquito larvae: copper wire is one of them but many consider copper an extremely dangerous substance for the environment. Many studies has shown that copper spread its poisoning feature along the food chain, with an elevated persistency.

The last “eco” techniques to control mosquito are natural killer of these insects: bats and fish. Bats, red-fish (Carassius auratus) and Gambusia (Gambusia Holbrooki) are natural predator of adult mosquito, eggs and larvae present in stain water. Bats are precious allies in mosquito control: a single bat can eat up to 2000 mosquito in one night!!!!!

If you are scared by bats or you can’t tale care of fish but you want to prevent and control mosquito in a natural way, the dr. Neu prevent and control ovodeposition is your simple natural and right choice.

10 June 2013Categories: Domestic ecology lessons News