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MOSQUITO

Mosquito facts
• Females are usually larger than males and are the only ones that "bite" humans.
• The female sucks the blood of humans or animals to enable the production of eggs.
• Mosquitoes are most active in the evening until dawn. They can also be active in cool, shaded areas during the day.
• Mosquitoes have poor vision, using receptors on their antennae to sense the presence of a blood meal.
• Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days. They will mate soon after becoming adult.
• Mosquitoes serve as vectors of many important diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, filariasis, encephalitis and yellow fever, which could affect human health

Control Methods
• Fogging (diesel based or water based)
•-• Pesticide will be mixed with diesel or a water-based carrier which will be then vaporized and sprayed. This enables the droplets to suspend mid-air and kills all the ADULT mosquito.
•-• Fogging will only kill adult mosquito and not the larvae.

• Ultra Low Volume (ULV) spraying
•-• This method is also know as mist fogging
•-• This method creates a space filled with insecticide. The chemical droplets produced are extremely fine, and these enable the droplets to be suspended midair, covering a wide area. This will kill all mosquitos around the area.

• Larvaciding
•-• A larvicide is an insecticide that is specifically targeted against the larval life stage of an insect.
•-• Larvicides may be contact poisons, stomach poisons, growth regulators
•-• The reason why larvaciding is need in addition to fogging is because the larvae, are protected from the insecticide laden fog.

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