One of the main benefits of living in Southern California is our ability to enjoy the near year-round good weather that allows us to spend so many hours outdoors. Mosquitoes can quickly ruin our California-dreaming-lifestyle and even be dangerous with the diseases that they transmit. Zika, Yellow fever, Dengue & Chikungunya viruses can all be transmitted by the mosquitoes found in Southern California. Our local vector (an organism that does not cause disease itself but which spreads infection by conveying pathogens from one host to another) control districts do a great job to eliminate existing mosquito breeding sources in public areas such as ponds, drainage channels, etc. However, relatively new breeds of mosquitoes to Southern California are making the job of vector control nearly impossible. The reason their job is so difficult is these new mosquitoes breed in very small bodies of water (up to 2 gallons in size) that vector control cannot get to.
Become super vigilant about removing any standing water on your property. Likely breeding sources could include; water fountains, birdbaths, overflow plant saucers, yard clutter, unused tires, kids toys, yard drains, clogged rain gutters, aquatic plants, recyclable containers & flower pots. Check these areas frequently on your property.
Since mosquitos can travel approximately 400 meters from their breeding grounds, the source of the mosquitoes biting you could very well be in the neighborhood around you. Help educate your neighbors on the dangers of these invasive mosquitoes and stay united in resolving to keep standing water off of your respective properties.
This is where Preventive Pest Control has a solution proven to dramatically reduce the number of mosquitoes in your immediate vicinity. With our In2Care system, your family is protected 24/7 from the nuisance of mosquitoes.
Two invasive (non-native) mosquito species have recently been found in most cities throughout Southern California. They are the Aedes Aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) and the Aedes Albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito). Unlike most native mosquito species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus bite during the day. Both species are small, black mosquitoes with white stripes on their back and on their legs. The female mosquitoes of these species can lay eggs in very small amounts of standing water. Worse, the eggs have the ability to survive being dry for long periods of time which allows the eggs to be easily spread to new locations. They have the potential to transmit diseases like Zika, Yellow fever, Dengue & Chikungunya, but currently, no known cases have been documented in California.
Both species are small, black mosquitoes with white stripes on their back and on their legs. The female mosquitoes of these species can lay eggs in very small amounts of standing water. Worse, the eggs have the ability to survive being dry for long periods of time which allows the eggs to be easily spread to new locations. They have the potential to transmit diseases like Zika, Yellow fever, Dengue & Chikungunya, but currently, no known cases have been documented in California.
These are not your typical mosquitoes. They bite primarily during the day; both indoors and outdoors. This type of mosquito flies low to the ground which is how they developed their nickname as the “ankle-biter” since they often bite exposed legs, feet, and arms when seated. Due to their small size, Aedes mosquitoes can bite people without being noticed. The reaction to the bite is often not recognized until several hours later. The bites are extremely irritating, itchy, and can form a small amount of swelling. It is not uncommon to get multiple bites around the same time. If you have an impaired immune system, you may experience a more severe reaction. Children often get a stronger reaction than adults. They prefer to bite people but they have also been known to bite dogs and other domestic mammals.
The In2Care Mosquito trap is a safe and effective way to manage the mosquito population in your yard.
Lab-validated and published in a peer-reviewed academic journal
IVCD field validations carried out by the Trinidad Ministry of Health
Large-scale trial conducted by the MRCU on the Cayman Islands
EPA-registration conducted by the Manatee County Mosquito Abatement District in Florida
Custom designed to control high-risk mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. Our traps are made with the latest in green innovations utilizing fewer harsh chemicals killing mosquitoes without targeting bees and butterflies. Enjoy your yard again with 24-hour protection!
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