The Mosquito Story.
Not that long ago we would moan and complain about the scourge of mosquitoes in our garden and our yards in Colby ,Wisconsin.We didn`t know we had any other choice,as there were very few mosquito killing machines around. Who wants to spend a warm,pleasant evening outdoors, covered from head to toe with heavy clothing and insect repellent? The worst thing we feared was our bodies being covered with itchy, irritating, infected mosquito bites. Who wants to eat a burger,or prime rib from the barbecue,when you are covered with a a dressing of Deet or Lemon Euclypus Oil……No!!
Mosquitoes love warm,moist climates .They will lay their eggs in just about any kind of water. Clear or stagnant ,polluted or fresh—-they are not fussy, and it`s reported eggs can survive 2 years without water.!They will even lay eggs in the water present on the top of leaves.Some will lay eggs in the end of an old basin or bowl.A female mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs at a time,and can lay up to 3 times before she dies.The eggs spend their first 10 days in water, and can hatch in as little as an inch of standing water.That`s why ,it is so important to remove any standing water around your property.Also as mosquitoes hate the cold ,run your A.C indoors to discourage them.
How Mosquitoes Survive.
As they prefer warmer climates, some females will hibernate until the temperatures rise above 80 degrees.Others will lay their eggs in freezing water before they die. The larvae will then hatch when the weather heats up!!Male mosquitoes life span is very short at 10 days, but in the right climate females can live for up to 8 weeks.!!
How are mosquitoes attracted to us? From exhaled Carbon dioxide,body odors,body temperature and movement.Hard to escape those bugs!!
The female mosquito is the one that does the biting.Strictly speaking she has no teeth but,a sharp,long,pointed mouthpiece called a proboscis. This pierces the skin-then blood is sucked through two tubes—yuck!!
Mosquito Borne Diseases
However,the danger we face from mosquitoes has become much more alarming.We have always been aware of the diseases from mosquito bites such as malaria, dengue, West Nile virus,chikungunya, yellow fever,chikungunya,and equine encephalitis . The recent outbreak of the much more serious and deadly Zika Virus,transmitted by the female Aedes Aegypte mosquito, has changed everything. Zika was only found outside North America,first discovered in the Zika Rain Forest in Uganda in 1947.There had been relatively few outbreaks.Then in Brazil in 2015,there was a massive outbreak.This was followed by the shocking discovery of the birth defect microcephaly in babies born to mothers infected with the virus.Several countries that have experienced Zika outbreaks recently have reported increases in people with Guillain–Barré syndrome. This is a disorder in which the immune system attacks nerves, leading to weakness and temporary paralysis. Who knows when it will strike in Colby ,Wisconsin?
Non Travel Related Zika In Colby ,Wisconsin
For quite some time the disease was found only in South America ,The West Indies and Caribbean,but now this virus is spreading in the USA,and most other continents are expected to be infected in the near future.. It is time to take action and invest in mosquito killing machines,and techniques for mosquito control.We all need to take every step to protect ourselves and our families from mosquito bites and their diseases in Colby ,Wisconsin.
Types of Mosquito Killing Machines
There is a real danger now posed by these disease carrying bugs. An investment in a mosquito killing machine inColby,Wisconsin is something we should all be looking at seriously . These are the question`s you need to ask yourself.
- What size area am i looking to cover?This will determine the kind of machine you need.
- What type of machine am i looking for? There are machines both electric,manual and propane to cover all size`s of yards and property
- How much am i prepared to spend?You can spend from $10 to $1000.
- How easy is it to use? Plug in models are simple to use, while propane models definitely have a learning curve, but can be easily learned.
- What is the availability of servicing and spares? The more advanced and expensive types of machines will need spare lures, and attractant.
For some of you the best mosquito killer for your backyard might only be a relatively small ,plug in model.
For others, if you have a large area, are in a mosquito prone location and are bordered by woods, you will need a bigger, more robust model.
Mosquito Clothing Treatment .
As well as safeguarding your property against mosquitoes, its a good idea to use a treatment such as this on your clothes ,or purchase already treated clothing There are several methods for applying this treatment ,both the soaking and spraying method.All of them are safe for use,providing you follow all the guidelines.There is also a barrier method for your families clothing, which can protect for up to 12 hours —ideal if you are on vacation!!
Mosquitoes Treatment for Pets.
We often forget how vulnerable are pets are to mosquito bits,particularly dogs. Heart worm disease is only caused by a bite from an infected mosquito. All 50 states have reported the disease -all it takes is 1 bite from an infected mosquito in Colby ,Wisconsin to give your dog this disease.Even the treatment itself carries risk, so prevention is definitely better than cure!!Some of you will want to use this ,while others will want to use this..
Indoor Protection From Mosquitoes
Having ensured that we don`t get bitten outside, we also need to be aware that mosquitoes can follow us indoors!!There are several indoor mosquito killers,which are safe for use in your homes,such as these. There is also a barrier mesh which can be fixed to door openings,allowing in the fresh air but not mosquitoes!