Mosquitoes are blood sucking insects that develop in standing water. They
undergo a complete metamorphoses including the egg, larvae, pupae and adult in
about 10 days. The female feeds on blood, while the male feeds on flower
nectar. Mosquitoes spread many diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever,
Encephalitis and Heartworms.
Non Chemical Control
- Eliminate mosquito larvae by emptying old tires, buckets, and water
- Keep ornamental garden ponds stocked with goldfish and minnows.
These fish will eat the larvae.
- Trim the shrubbery and low hanging tree limbs from around your home.
This denies the adult mosquito a resting place during the day.
- Keep mosquitoes out of your home by screening your windows and
Use Mosquito Dunks in any possible mosquito larvae site. These include
flower pots, bird baths, horse troughs, garden ponds, etc. The mosquito
dunk is a bacterium that is completely nontoxic to birds, mammals or
Fogging is the best solution for controlling adult mosquitoes outside. We
Electric Fogger and different fogging liquids, including a 6%
Pyrethrin water soluble product.
Burgess Hot Fogger---This inexpensive fogger is ideal for fogging for
mosquitoes and gnats outside. The barrel heats up and disperses a true
fog. Not for use inside.
Adult mosquitoes can also be controlled by using large amounts of a much
diluted insecticide such as Permethrin through a hose end sprayer to spray
the shrubs and low hanging tree limbs outside.
Flying mosquitoes inside can be killed by using a Pyrethrum Aerosol.
Leave the house for about 15 minutes after spraying.