Mosquito Control

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) advises effective mosquito management requires integrating a variety of available control strategies and while it does not endorse specific products, it reports that, “traps represent an evolving technology that is a most welcome addition to the mosquito control armamentarium”.

We recommend your Mega-Catch™ mosquito trap should be used in conjunction with other sensible mosquito control measures designed to manage mosquito problems.

◄ Eliminate standing water from any low spots around your yard

◄ Empty receptacles that collect water (e.g. birdbaths, wading pools, pet bowls etc)

◄ Reduce breeding sites by keeping grass mown and gutters clear

◄ Instal mosquito netting/screens to doors and windows to keep mosquitoes outside

◄ Avoid wearing dark colors, especially black and dark blue. Mosquitoes have heat sensors, and dark colors retain heat whereas light colored clothing doesn’t to the same degree

◄ Use an effective mosquito repellent. While repellents don’t kill mosquitoes, they are still considered the best deterrent for warding off bites.  There are lots of tips, rumors and anecdotes of everything from banana peels to garlic tablets warding off mosquitoes, however, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends only those products containing the following active ingredients:

  • DEET
  • PICARIDIN by Bayer (marketed as CUTTER ADVANCED)
  • OIL OF LEMON EUCALYPTUS (marketed as Repel)
  • IR3535 marketed as Avon Skin So Soft

Mosquitoes can also transmit diseases such as Heartworm disease in dogs and cats, so remember the same thing that protects you against mosquito diseases, protects your pets –  Prevention!