Mosquito Pest Control
Worldwide, mosquitoes are a scourge that claim millions of lives each year. They can be very annoying and are active throughout the humid and hot summer. Mosquitoes in New Zealand can spread a number of serious human diseases, such as dengue fever. Mosquitoes’ constant biting, which can result in allergic reactions, can also significantly interrupt daily living and social interactions.
Use our Flying Insect Control (FIC) solutions to give mosquitoes the Flick. Our selection of Flying Insect Control products will fit your house or place of business and keep pesky mosquitoes off your property all year long.
From Preparation to Treatment
The removal of stagnant pools of water is frequently the first step in treating mosquito infestations since mosquitoes need still water to breed. An professionally trained specialist will first conduct a comprehensive assessment to find any potential breeding sites for mosquitoes in high-risk regions.
We employ a variety of high-quality treatments to get rid of and control adult mosquito infestations that may have already appeared in the area after the area has been examined and high-risk breeding grounds eliminated (eliminating mosquitoes in larval form).
We offer a wide range of customised solutions. A site analysis is the first step.
Flick Pest Control can implement Electronic Flying Insect Controls, which target mosquitoes and other flying pests like flies, to provide continuous protection against these nuisances.
Common Mosquito Questions
What are the key characteristics of mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are characterised by having only one set of wings, long, slender legs, and heads that are connected by a unique proboscis. They have small scales covering their bodies and wings. Mosquitoes range in size from 3 mm to 30 mm when fully developed (depending upon the species). About 3,000 distinct species exist. Numerous ecosystems are home to mosquitoes. The majority of the time, you will find adult mosquitoes in or close to stagnant pools of water since they need water sources to lay their eggs. This includes backyard water features including pools, ponds, and birdbaths as well as ditches, woodland pools, and floodwater.
What do mosquitoes feed on?
Mosquitoes consume fruit, sweet nectar, and other sweet things as food. In order to develop their eggs, female mosquitoes also feed on human blood. Females have a proboscis, a lengthy tube (their mouth), which can penetrate human skin to suck blood and gather nourishment, unlike males, who are just here for reproduction.
What factors attract mosquitoes to humans?
Mosquitoes are drawn to human sweat, which is why they have such a soft spot for people. Our sweat releases odours that insects find appealing. Human skin bacteria produce gases that mosquitoes can sense, such as lactic acid, uric acid, and ammonia. Mosquito bites are more common on exposed body regions like the wrists and ankles. Female mosquitoes are also able to sense carbon dioxide, which we generate every time we breathe, from a distance of more than 50 metres.
Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people and not others?
There has always been a tendency for some people to attract mosquitoes more than others. O blood types are twice as likely to be assaulted as A blood types, according to research. Bite risk is about typical for Type B individuals. Approximately 85% of people release a chemical signal that reveals their blood type, compared to 15% of people, and mosquitoes are more drawn to secretors regardless of blood type, according to scientists. Therefore, whether you’ll be attacked at the BBQ depends a lot on your genes!
Do I need professional mosquito control?
If you have an infestation, Flick’s skilled specialists will visit the trouble spot and identify the reproductive grounds. They will locate and eliminate any sources of standing water, use top-notch pest control solutions, and set up Flying Insect Control systems.