Most Singaporeans are very familiar with mosquitoes or at least the harm they may bring. However, not many know the different types of mosquitoes. The most common mosquitoes in Singapore are actually the Aedes Mosquitoes, Anopheles Mosquito and the Culex Mosquitoes. These names may not sound very relatable, but just keep in mind that mosquitoes are pests in general. Due to the recent hike in dengue and zika cases, the chase for mosquito management services rocketed too. There are several habits that Singaporeans can adopt to reduce these life-threatening cases.

 

Reducing Mosquito Breeding

As deadly as it seems, reducing mosquito breeding can be very simple. A natural habitat for Mosquitoes’ larvae is stagnant water. Removing any form of accessible stagnant water eliminates the breeding environment for mosquitoes. Sometimes no matter how often we remove the stagnant water, we still find mosquitoes loitering around somewhere. This is where professional mosquito management comes into play.

 

Types of control used in Mosquito Management

A typical control treatment method in mosquito management is fumigation. This method involves the release of poisonous gas to the surrounding. Fumigants contain phospine and methyl bromide gases, and it should only be released in enclosed space. Any form of negligence or failure of compliance can result in death of human beings. Another mosquito management control treatment method is fogging. Unlike fumigation, fogging involves water-based insecticide and it is much safer to execute in an open environment.

 

Choose the correct Mosquito Management Specialist

As mentioned above, fogging and fumigation require an NEA certified professional to carry out the tasks. These mosquito control methods can be harmful to the neighbourhood and the environment. Any wrong procedural method will cause very detrimental effects. Therefore, choosing the right/suitable mosquito management specialist is of utmost importance.
A good mosquito control specialist will take into account the following :1. Identification and investigationDuring the initial inspection, the specialist¬†will determine the potential risks and assess suitable treatment solutions. They should also give advice on pre-emptive measures to prevent occurrences of any future pest infestation.2. Respect the EnvirontmentAs much as there should be respect to the owner’s properties, a professional should also be environmentally friendly. Any chemical used should adhere to NEA industry standards, and any harmful substances should be used in moderation.