There are almost 100 species of Mosquitoes in Western Australia and many of them can be serious pests, interfering with leisure time and outdoor activities. Mosquito bites cause discomfort and pain, particularly to babies and others with sensitive skin.
Only female mosquitoes bite. They need blood to be able to develop their eggs. While taking blood, infected mosquitoes can pass on disease-causing viruses and parasites. Exposure to large numbers of mosquitoes may increase the chance of being infected with a mosquito-borne disease.
Mosquitoes breed in STANDING WATER- such as may occur in old car tires and other water holding containers, pot plant drip trays, septic and water tanks, roof gutters, domestic ponds, etc. By eliminating these breeding sites incorporated with pest management spraying you can help to permanently reduce mosquito numbers in your back yard.
During summer the life cycle from egg to flying adult mosquito takes 7-10 days. In colder months the life cycle may take several weeks.
Stewarts Pest Control can apply a residual spray to outside areas to reduce nuisance mosquitoes. This in conduction with prevention of back yard breeding should rid you off your mosquito problems this summer.
Worldwide, mosquito-borne viruses and parasites are major causes of human and animal sickness and death. In WA the main mosquito-borne diseases of concern are:
Two other diseases, malaria and dengue fever, have previously occurred in WA and could be reintroduced given the right conditions. In the case of malaria, travelers should protect themselves from mosquitoes while overseas and take malaria tablets. The mosquito, which carries dengue virus, is no longer in WA, and is less likely to be reintroduced with the elimination of backyard breeding areas.