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Common Mosquitoes in South Africa

Mosquitos are small, aerial insects that are best identified by their long legs and tube-like mouths. They are technically flies and are part of the family Culcidae. Many of the Mosquito species are known for the fact that they suck the blood of hosts, including humans. In the worst cases, they have been known to carry disease such as Malaria. Service Master’s Mosquito control methods include Sanitation Cleaning, Residual Insecticidal Sprays and Installation of Insect Light Trap Units. With our team at the ready, clients are guaranteed an effective process that rids them of their Mosquito control issue.

What They Do :

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Mosquitoes spend their first 10 days in water. Water is vital for the eggs to hatch into larvae. The larvae feed on organic matter in stagnant water and breathe oxygen from the surface. They develop into pupae and over several days, the pupae change into adult mosquitoes.

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They are cold-blooded and prefer temperatures over 26 degrees. At temperatures less than 10 degrees, they settle for the winter. The adult females of some species find holes where they anticipate warm weather, while others lay their eggs in freezing water and die. The eggs keep until the temperatures increase, and they can hatch.

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Mosquitoes can smell human breath. They have detectors on their antennae that identify the carbon dioxide released when we exhale. Those plumes of CO2 rise into the air, acting as paths that the mosquitoes follow to find the source.

What You Can Do :

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The carbon dioxide that we exhale draws in mosquitoes. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide which evaporates into gas as it melts. So, place dry ice in a decent sized container and keep it away from you. When all the mosquitoes are drawn into the container, close the lid.

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Grow plants that expel mosquitoes such as catnip and feverfew in flower beds or other areas. Or grow them in pots or containers and expertly place them in mosquito-prone areas.

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You can buy a mosquito trap from a local store or can easily make it in the privacy of your own home. This is a more affordable method to get rid of mosquitoes but may not be completely effective in the long term.

What We Can Do: Solutions We Offer

1. Primary solution is good sanitation, excluding mosquitoes from the building and getting rid of standing water, pot plants and blocked drains.

2. Use of mosquito repellent sprays allows mosquito deterrence. Similar products are available to the public.

3. Our recommendation for mosquito control is to install Insect Light Trap units. These robust yet attractive units use UV (ultra violet) light to attract the flies that will be trapped by the stick boards. The boards are removable and should be cleaned once a month. Another option for smaller areas indoors is to use Automatic Aerosol dispensers.

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Wall Mounted Insect Light Trap

Our wall mounted units are placed where most mosquitos generally fly, within 1,5m of the floor. Efficient, effective and discreet.

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Ceiling Mounted Insect Light Trap

For night-flying insects that fly up high, or in factories and kitchens ceiling-mounted (hanging) insect light traps work best. They are also good for areas with narrow hallways where a wall unit may be obtrusive.

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Freestanding Insect Light Trap

For shelves and counters, freestanding insect light traps offer greater flexibility in placement. Put them where you need them most. Move them when necessary. Also ideal for “front-of-house”.

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Front of House Insect Light Trap

These are decorative insect light traps that can be placed in public areas such as the dining rooms or public areas of hospitals and hotels.

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Automatic Aerosol Dispenser

These dispensers are programmed to automatically release a dose of natural pyrethin gas every so often to eradicate mosquitoes. Ideal inside office spaces and they can be easily moved when needed.

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