Mosquitoes can be an annoying, serious problem in our environment. They interfere with work and spoil hours of leisure time. Their attacks on farm animals can cause loss of weight and decreased milk production. Some mosquitoes are capable of transmitting diseases to humans and animals.
Adult mosquitoes prefer to rest on weeds and other vegetation. We can reduce the number of areas where adult mosquitoes can find shelter by cutting down weeds and grass. To further reduce adult mosquitoes harbouring in vegetation, insecticides may be applied to the lower limbs of shade trees, shrubs and other resting areas paying attention to shaded areas. Stagnant bodies of water are breeding havens for mosquitoes. Larvicides can be applied directly into the water to control large mosquito population outbreaks.
Only adult mosquitoes require a blood meal and bite animals (warm or cold blooded) and birds. Stimuli that influence biting (blood feeding) include a combination of carbon dioxide, temperature, moisture, smell, colour and movement. Male mosquitoes do not bite but feed on the nectar of flowers or other suitable sugar sources. Acquiring a blood meal (protein) is essential for egg production. Of those female mosquitoes capable of blood feeding human blood meals are seldom first or second choices. Horses, cattle, smaller mammals and/or birds are preferred choices.
Mist sprayers use the horizontal fan to create an air volume that blows across liquid spray droplets breaking them up in a swirling air vortex that deposits them into the treatment area. These droplets directly kill active adult mosquitoes and deposits residual spray on vegetation. They establish a perimeter strip of barrier protection which mosquitoes are physically capable of flying across but simply will not travel through. This is the safest and most cost-efficient application method because you do not have to put insecticide directly onto the area to be protected. This has proven to be exceptionally effective for:
– Hunting/Fishing Lodges
– Golf Courses
– Picnic Areas
Residual sprays can be applied as barrier treatments to tall grasses, weeds, trees, shrubs, fences and other places where they may harbour to help reduce adult mosquito populations. Treat areas just before the period of maximum use for best results.
The versatility of our Mist Sprayers provides you the tool to effectively spray for mosquitoes, gnats, flies and ticks with safer chemicals. You control the rate, frequency and direct the spray to the application area.
Mist sprayer applications use less active product because the swirling vortex action penetrates the thickest vegetation and reaches the insect pest instead of expecting it to fly through a fog. Our Mist Sprayers will reach 100 to 300 ft. (depending on conditions) and will give you more control of your application area allowing you to take advantage of the more uniform coverage and increased overall effectiveness!