Austin and surrounding areas Mosquito Control
Did you know?
- There are more than 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States.
- Mosquitoes are major contributors of several diseases throughout the world. Mosquitoes can pass along these diseases to humans by biting them.
- Only female mosquitoes bite to nourish their eggs and only certain species of mosquitoes carry diseases. The best defense is to become educated about these diseases and find ways to control the mosquito population.
- Of all of the mosquito-borne diseases, the ones that occur within the borders of the United States are West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis and western equine encephalitis. There are no vaccines for these diseases. Most of the other viruses that may have once appeared here are no longer around due to effective vaccinations.
How you can protect your home from Mosquitoes
- Eliminate standing water in low spots, ditches, gutters and similar areas Empty receptacles that collect water (eg bird baths and pot plant saucers) Reduce breeding sites by keeping grass mown
- Mosquito netting/screens can be used to provide mosquito-free areas
- Light colored clothing is less attractive to some mosquito species and if tightly woven, can give some protection against biting
- DEET is considered the most effective mosquito repellent, but should not be used too heavily or on infants under 2 months. An alternative repellent Picaridin by Bayer, is an odorless and colorless repellent and has been recommended by the World Health Organization for use in Malaria stricken countries.
How WE can protect your home from Mosquitoes
- With the In2Care Mosquito Trapping Station!
- Common sense says it’s easier to keep mosquitoes from breeding in the first place than it is to hunt down and kill the little suckers once they’re flying around.
- The idea is to shrink the number of places the mosquitoes can actually lay and hatch eggs, so that there are fewer created in each life cycle.
- One way or another, mosquito control programs have to find ways to kill as many of those larvae as they can before the wigglers grow into adults. In2Care Mosquito Trapping Station works by targeting two life-stages of the mosquito, the adults and the larvae at the moment they pupate. Adult mosquitoes are lured to the trap and deposit eggs in the water. Inside the trap they sit on the floater gauze and become contaminated with a slow-killing biological fungus and a larvicide. The fungus infection takes a few days to kill the mosquito. In the meantime, the infected mosquito will also spread larvicide to breeding sites around your yard and kill larvae in each water body they visit.
Click the link below to watch how the In2Care Trap works: