When choosing chemical means to eliminate pesky mosquitoes,
it is imperative that you hire a reputable company with licensed
professionals. The pesticides used to rid your yard and home
of insects can be extremely detrimental to your health, and
to those who are exposed to them, whether it be short term
or long term. When mosquito control chemicals are not administered
following strict safety guidelines, health problems such as
those below can ensue:
skin and/or throat irritation
- Respiratory problems
- Muscle spasms
- Neurological disorders
- Brain tumours
- Itching or skin blisters
There is also evidence that chemical pesticides can
be responsible for problems related to the thyroid and endocrine
systems in both men and women. Disruption of these gland systems
can cause a diminishing sperm count in the case of men, and
possibly the growth of abnormal cells in the breast of women.
Types of pesticides used in mosquito control
Professional pesticide companies use a variety of
different chemicals in their quest for mosquito control. The
substances listed below are harmful and must be administered
by professional certified pesticide people, or by individuals
under their charge or direct supervision.
1. Resmethrin - Used to
control both crawling and flying insects in homes, gardens,
lawns and industrial or construction work sites. This chemical
solution is also used for mosquito control in outdoor greenhouses
and on pets.
2. Vectolex - Used to kill mosquitoes while
they are still in the larva stage. It is placed in areas where
mosquitoes are known to breed profusely in an effort to curb
mass reproduction. Some such areas are:
- Drainage systems and catch basins
- Stagnant, standing water
- Small ponds
- Large puddles
- Pool covers
- Discarded automobile tires
3. Methoprene - Used in mosquito control
for its ability to curb harassment from several types of flies,
moths, beetles and fleas. Similar to Vectolex, it is used
to eradicate pests while in their larva stage of development.
Pyrethrin Fog Spray: Fogging and Spraying for Mosquitoes
Pyrethrin fogging material is not only used for mosquito
control but also for control of other pests such as gnats,
flies and biting flies. Known for its quick bug killing ability
and well-liked for its natural substance, it is a popular
choice in the battle for mosquito prevention. With the onset
and growing awareness of illnesses transmitted through bug
bites i.e. West Nile virus, malaria and others, it is becoming
increasingly important to protect our property from infestation
by mosquitoes and other pests.
Where can Pyrethrin Fog Spray be used?
Pyrethrin is ideal
for killing insects in ground cover, shrubs and on patios.
It is also perfect for eliminating pests from restaurants,
homes, and warehouses as it leaves no residual matter. Pyrethrin
comes in two formats: ready to use agents and the concentrated
version, both of which can be used indoor or outdoor.
Also see: Mosquito Control: The Best Ways to Effectively Combat Mosquitoes