Monday, 24 August 2015

Menace of Mosquitoes: How It Affects Life

The incessant buzzing and biting of the mosquitoes is a nuisance. But that’s just the beginning of your troubles. These little pests pose serious health risk, as they are the primary transmitters of dreaded diseases such as dengue and malaria. Not all mosquitoes are risky though. Only the female mosquitoes suck blood to get the protein required for the development of her eggs. Male mosquitoes essentially depend on nectar from flowers for their food. Talk about gender differences!

Whatever the species, all mosquitoes need water to survive. Each goes through 4 developmental stages – egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Many species lay eggs on clear stagnant water while others prefer moist but dry land. On contact with water, the eggs hatch into larvae. In the next summer, the larva transforms into pupa and grows in a rapid manner. An adult mosquito emerges within about a week.

A female mosquito needs a blood meal before it lays eggs every time. And while it doesn’t transmit any disease when it gets its first blood meal, it can do so the next time if it has picked up a disease organism at the first time. Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and such others have plagued civilizations. The problem is prevalent today as well, and only appropriate measures can help in eradication of the menace that affects our daily lives at home, at work or during recreation.

Asa first step, you need to concentrate on destruction of the habitat of these pests. Large water bodies that have waves, don’t have vegetation around them,and harbour fishes, aren’t good for mosquitoes. Instead, you need to identify places where freshwater collects such as unused tins, cans and tires,ornamental pools, birdbaths and fountains, and so on. Water containers for gardening can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.  

Get rid of old tires, turn over anything that collects rainwater, change waters in birdbaths and fountains, empty swimming pools when they aren’t in use,introduce fishes that eat larvae and pupae in the ornamental pools, and take any other measures to curb the problem. Keep your gardening containers covered with plastic tightly. Opt for an organic non-toxic pesticide to get rid of these pests at home, in the workplace, and everywhere else. Read the instructions carefully to have a clear idea about how to use the insect killers.

If the mosquito menace has got out of hands, it is best to depend on pest control experts to do the job. Sometimes, entire neighbourhoods are affected by them; in such a situation, you can always pull in the money and pay for pest control of the whole area. Remember mosquitoes are bad news for everyone, and the diseases they transmit can turn deadly, especially for kids and older people.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Mosquito Magnets

It’s Summer!

Summer Breeze…makes me feel fine (a beautiful song by Seals and Crofts)

Indeed, it’s a time to enjoy the outdoors – biking, picnics, BBQ – however, whilst soaking in the sun, we are also exposing ourselves to getting bitten by a bloodsucking mosquito. You are trying to enjoy a garden party but you can’t really as a swarm of mosquitoes follow you from grill to poolside.

So, why do mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others?    

Genetics accounts for a whopping 85% of our susceptibility to mosquito bites. Scientists have also determined that people with high concentrations of cholesterol on their skin surface attract mosquitoes. Bloodsucking mosquitoes also tend to attack people with excess amounts of certain acids, such as uric acid and lactic acid. These substances can trigger a mosquito, luring it to land on an unsuspecting victim. Mosquitoes can smell their “dinner” from an impressive distance of up to 50 meters, which is bad news for people who emit large quantities of carbon dioxide. Bigger sized people do.

Female mosquitoes – males are not the biters – need the protein in human blood to develop fertile eggs. There are 3,000 species of mosquitoes all of which transmit diseases, be it Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, Malaria, Yellow Fever, etc. Mosquitoes have been around for 170 million years and they clearly aren’t going to disappear anytime soon, if ever.

Since there is no vaccine against mosquito related diseases your best defence is prevention, in order to minimize its impact.

Deet is the most effective chemical used in repellants. Repellants containing Deet protect wearers for about five hours. However, if you wish to avoid chemical-based repellants, a few alternatives exist, such as; eucalyptus oil, citronella, lemongrass, etc.

If you want to avoid chemical-based repellents altogether, a few promising alternatives do exist.

Electronic Insect Killers work by attracting mosquitoes to its UVA light, where the nasty pests get electrocuted. When placed strategically near breeding spots, the mosquito traps have knocked populations down!

Other corrective measures include eliminating stagnant water, which serves as an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Clogged gutters, garbage cans, old tyres, bird baths and rain barrels are some of the biggest neighbourhood breeding grounds.  

A mosquito bite means much more than simple itching. For some, it can cause severe allergic reactions. Then, there’s the danger of mosquito transmitted illnesses. The tiny mosquito is able enough to kill a million people worldwide every year.

Our fight with mosquitoes is a never-ending mainly because the age-old mosquito is adaptable and renews itself every generation.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

iZAP Electronic Insect Killers

iZAP Electronic Insect Killer

In the event that you have a need to control flies, then the advantages of electronic insect killers may help you decide if one of these is suitable for your fly issues. Electronic mosquito traps are utilised as a part of one’s precautionary and safety measures where the trap can be placed at various parts around the house, office, shop, etc. They are intended to slaughter flies rapidly and effectively. They for the most part have a vast plate which gets the dead bugs. The better sorts are practically upkeep free and have a genuinely low running expense.

For those with business premises, which are typically, shops and little structures, these gadgets are suitable for putting in regions where there is a tendency for mosquito breeding or for general upkeep. These can be places, for example, the primary zone where clients may come in, where entryways are either open or have a tendency to be opened and closed regularly, or stockrooms where the principle passageway is frequently open for long stretches amid the day.

They can likewise be utilised as a part of corridors, halls and rubbish gathering zones. There are numerous organisations and shops, which could utilise this sort of insect trap for hygiene purposes. These sorts of electronic fly traps are suitable for Food and Beverage industries, for example; butcher shops, deli, food processing factories, takeaway places, eateries, particularly in the kitchens and additionally in the client eating ranges. 

Since these are all food preparation organisations, there is a necessity for these premises to have a food fly killer, which does not smash the flies around the room spreading microbes or infection into sustenance ranges.

These sorts of fly executioners are made to minimise the shattering of flies and different creepy crawlies. They all utilise the ultra violet light to draw in the flying insects, and are fitted with a collection tray to catch the dead remains. The vast majority of these items have shatterproof tubes to diminish the impacts of glass breakage, and can be left either free standing or wall-mounted.

For those that have substantial creation premises, organisations, and shops or simply for their homes, which would advantage from an electronic insect killer; a call, or an email, ought to get you in contact with somebody who has the capacity to help you with an electronic mosquito killer.

Picking the right mosquito trap that suits your circumstance is critical to have a fruitful battle with mosquitoes. Before you purchase one of the mosquito slaughtering machines, you have to check first that its approach is suitable for your environment.

Standouts amongst the most prominent battling systems are models Fortra and Fortra 2. These are exceptionally suitable for both residences and commercial areas for moderate to high levels of infestation.

With the right electronic insect killer, you will have the capacity to control the mosquitoes populace and infestation issue effectively, despite the fact that this doesn’t guarantee against mosquito related diseases. However, you will notice a significant positive difference in your living environment. At the end of the day, prevention is better than cure.

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