Stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes

November 21, 2018

Stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have a relatively short life cycle

Mosquitoes have four distinctive life stages, with the first three stages being spent in the water.

  • Egg Stage - An adult female lays about 100-400 eggs which float on the surface of the water. Within 2-3 days the eggs hatch into larvae.
  • Larval Stage - The larvae feed on small organic particles and microorganisms in the water. They can be found in a wide variety of standing water sources including neglected swimming pools, ditches, storm drains, rice fields, irrigated pastures, tree holes, log ponds, snow pools, ponds, artificial containers, and even discarded car tires.
  • Pupal Stage -The pupa cannot eat. After several days, when it is fully developed, it splits the pupal skin and emerges to complete the life cycle of the mosquito. The newly emerged adult mosquito rests on the surface of the water until it is strong enough to fly away and feed. 
  • Adult Stage -Female mosquitoes require a blood meal to lay eggs. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood. Female mosquitoes
    • are attracted by heat and carbon dioxide to hosts such as humans, mammals, and birds
    • may live as long as three weeks during the summer or several months over the winter in order to lay her eggs in the following spring
    • transmit diseases when they feed on an infected host and then feed on an uninfected host

To reduce your chances of mosquito bites you need to:

  1. reduce the occurrence of stagnant water in your environment and
  2. reduce the attractiveness of your premises to female mosquitoes

 

 Reduce the occurrence of stagnant water Reduce the attractiveness of your premises
  • Eliminate (even small amounts) standing water
  • Dispose of empty containers like cans, buckets, old tires, trash cans, etc.
  • Clear clogged roof gutters.
  • Change water in bird baths and fountains at least once a week.
  • Flush sump pump pits weekly.
  • Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.
  • Drain swimming pool covers.
  • Clean and chlorinate/salinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
  • Use landscaping to eliminate stagnant water that collects on your property.
  • Clip tall grass or weeds standing near the house or where people use the yard.
  • Clear vegetation and debris from the edges of ponds.

  1. Find an open window or door where the airflow is coming into your home.
  2. Place an open jar of SAN-AIR MozzyNo next to this air-flow so that the evaporating gel is taken around the home on the incoming air.

It is as simple as that!!

When the wind changes direction, keep moving the SAN-AIR MozzyNo jar to windows or doors where the air is coming into your home.

 

The key is that when SAN-AIR MozzyNo stops mould in your indoors it also removes other things reducing the attractiveness of your interior to mosquitos.

This is the SAN-AIR effect!!

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