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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:

  • Mosquito Control: Pesticides and Fogging AgentsEye, skin and/or throat irritation
  • Respiratory problems
  • Asthma
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neurological disorders
  • Leukemia
  • Brain tumours
  • Rash
  • Itching or skin blisters

Chemical Pesticides
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


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