Beyond mosquito repellent for protecting you and your family, Bug X Terminator offers a mosquito reduction program. Our focus is the reduction of existing mosquito larvae developing in standing water and managing them before they become breeding, biting adults. Bug X Terminator offers a dual approach to reducing mosquito populations. The goal of our program is to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property that may carry diseases such as Ross River virus, encephalitis, dengue, malaria and canine heartworm.
Unfortunately, not all of the mosquitoes you encounter on your property originate there. This means an ongoing treatment program is your best option to help protect you and your family, so you can continue to enjoy to the enjoy your outdoor activities.
Successful mosquito management requires a knowledge of where and how they develop. All mosquitoes pass through four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The first three stages must have water for development. The number of days from egg to adult varies. Some mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in less than a week, or development can be extended to several months, depending on species and temperature.
In our area, there are two major groups of mosquitoes, Culex sp. and Aedes sp. which have markedly different egg-laying habits. The Culex group lay their eggs on the surface of water. The Aedes group deposit their eggs at the base of vegetation near water, above the water line in artificial containers or in tree holes that hold water.
It is impossible to tell. Personal precautions such as store bought repellents are recommended. Professional management methods include two distinct control agents: adulticides, which kill adult mosquitoes, and larvicides, which prevent larval mosquitoes from becoming breeding, biting adults.
We will treat the landscaping and foundation around the property with a residual adulticide to help reduce the population of mosquitoes in their resting sites. When necessary, we will treat mosquito breeding sites on the property to help prevent mosquito larvae from developing into adults.
While treatment is intended to help reduce the mosquito population on your property, our program will not totally eliminate mosquitoes. Bug X Terminators, Mosquito Management Program is intended to help reduce the breeding and resting sites of mosquitoes around your property thus reducing, but not eliminating the opportunity of being bitten by mosquitoes.
The Bug X Terminator, Mosquito Management Program is a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach in the reduction of mosquito breeding and resting sites.