Residents

Mosquito control is usually an integrated effort involving source reduction plus the use of chemical control products when needed. While source reduction is the more effective long-term approach to mosquito treatment, the mosquito treatment plan may require using chemical products to supplement source reduction.

The mosquito control plan begins with our pest management professional conducting a thorough property inspection and identifying the mosquito species causing problems. Once the inspection and identification is complete, our pest management professional will prepare a mosquito control plan that provides recommendations and assistance for both source reduction and necessary chemical product use.

Some of the source reduction recommendations might include:

  • Preparing a diagram of your property that shows the actual or potential mosquito development sites. Mosquito develop sites are normally identified as a natural or man-made site that will collect water. Some examples are low areas on the property that are prone to collecting water after rain, clogged rain gutters, water that collects in cans, child swimming pools, uncovered boats, tree holes or rubbish and debris that hold water.
  • Providing recommendations for vegetation management. This is important since many kinds of mosquitoes rest in vegetation around the home during the daylight hours.

Some chemical product uses that may be needed for mosquito treatment include:

  • Applying insecticides to vegetation that adult mosquitoes use for sheltered resting sites.
  • Applying larvicides that cause mosquito mortality in their water environments.

Ecodevelopment successfully undertakes mosquito control projects both in private settlements, hotels and individual houses or villas.