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Mosquitoes are blood sucking insects and vectors carrying malaria parasites. The female mosquitoes have a proboscis containing within sheath-like labium needle like organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance, leaving itching bite marks and keep us awake at night.
There are about 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide. In Nigeria, the common mosquitoes are the Anopheles mosquitoes belonging to the Genus Aedes which contains some of the worst pests.
Mosquito Life Cycle
The mosquito goes through four distinct stages during its life cycle:
•Egg: hatches when exposed to water;
•Larva (plural. – larvae): lives in water; molts several times; most species come to water surface to breathe air
•Pupa (plural – pupae): does not feed; the stage just prior to emerging as adult;
•Adult: flies short time after emerging and after its body parts have hardened.
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Why do Mosquito bites?
Mosquitoes require blood to develop eggs. Female mosquitoes seek blood meal to produce eggs. They lay multiple batches of eggs and require a blood meal for every batch they lay. Mosquitoes rely on sugar as their main source of energy. Both male and female mosquitoes feed on plant nectar, fruit juices, and liquids that ooze from plants. The sugar is burned as fuel for flight and is replenished on a daily basis.
The type of standing water in which the mosquito chooses to lay her eggs depends upon the species. Common breeding areas include portions of marshes, swamps, clogged ditches, and temporary pools and puddles are all prolific mosquito breeding sites. Other sites in which some species lay their eggs include tree holes and containers such as old tires, buckets, toys, potted plant trays, and saucers and plastic covers or tarpaulins.
What can I do to prevent Mosquitoes Infestation?
As the rains begins its important to manage water flow. Since mosquitoes eggs do not hatch unless they are in water, we can manage standing water by the following activities;
Remove old tires, buckets, cans, jars, broken toys, and other water-catching devices. Clean out ant receptacle holding stagnant water; and place tight covers over drums cisterns, cesspools, septic tanks, barrels, and tubs where water is stored.
Never over- apply water to lawn and garden, drain out tree holes; and drain or fill with sand any stagnant water pools, puddles, ditches, or swampy areas.
Clear organic matter from your gutter to enable free flow. Inspect water in plant containers, and water-holding stumps; keep grass mowed around bodies of water and ponds.
We will be happy to walk through your compound to help with your water management to prevent mosquitoes infestation.
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