Mosquito Control deals with the control of the population of pesky mosquitoes to decrease their harm to humans, economies, and recreation. Mosquito eradication is an essential public-health practice all across the tropics and especially in the United States because mosquitoes transmit many dreadful diseases, including the West Nile Virus and malaria. In other parts of the globe, however, the problem of mosquito-borne diseases goes unaddressed because people are too afraid to seek treatment for these insects or simply do not have access to the clinics or health centers that deal with mosquito bites and other diseases. Mosquito Control seeks to deal with this issue on two levels by preventing mosquitoes from breeding, and by warning people about the dangers of being bitten by mosquitoes. It also seeks to educate people in how to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
In many cases, local mosquito control program administrators in the regions where I personally live realized that reducing the adult mosquito population was more important than dealing with preventing new hatchings. In the cities and towns where there were very few treatments and very limited resources available, it was clear to everyone that something had to be done. Mosquito Control is one of the basic public health services that any country or state should provide. Without such services, people in these areas would not have the protection they need to prevent disease. Without mosquito control, people would have no recourse if they were bitten by adult mosquitoes, because they would not know how to find a proper clinic or doctor to seek medical help. Without access to proper medical care, the victims of such bites would have no means to pay for proper treatment.
Mosquito Control is primarily offered through mosquito control companies who spray insecticides at various locations where mosquitoes are most active. The insecticides used to eliminate mosquitoes are called “mosquitoicides.” You may also hear about “bug foggers,” which are similar to mosquito sprays, but foggers use a more concentrated form of insecticide.
Some people who have used bug zappers and mosquito misting systems to rid their homes of adult mosquitoes have reported feeling a tickle in their skin afterwards. This is believed to be caused by a chemical reaction between the insecticide and human skin cells. Although there is no concrete medical evidence to support this, some people do feel that wearing bug-zapped clothing and bathing in bug-free water on a regular basis can actually reduce the possibility of getting bit.
Mosquito Control is clearly an essential public health service, and most states have laws requiring that local mosquito control programs provide information about the status of mosquito populations in certain areas. Unfortunately, not every area has an up-to-date mosquito management plan in place, so it is up to each homeowner to make sure that his or her yard is free of adult mosquitoes. If you are having trouble eliminating mosquitoes in your yard, contact your local mosquito control programs for help.
Mosquito Insecticides kill adult mosquitoes, but they can’t prevent the pesky blood sucking insects from spreading viruses and infections to humans and other pets and animals. Mosquito surveillance is essential in order to stop these spreading viruses from destroying our health and well-being. Mosquito insecticides do not eliminate all insect life. Proper treatment of these insects will keep them from spreading viruses to humans and pets.