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Mosquito Control - Repellent and Control Techniques

Wish you knew how to spend an entire day outside without constantly swatting away the mosquitoes?

There are a variety of devices and repellents that have been created especially for this problem. Try some of the following techniques and determine which one works best for you:

Mosquito ControlMosquito Netting
Mosquito netting is a protective covering that prevents mosquitoes and other insects from biting you. There are different shapes and sizes of mosquito netting, and they also come in different materials such as cotton, polyester, and polymide. Do some research on mosquito netting to find out which size and material would be best suited for your needs.

Mosquito Traps
Mosquito traps lure and capture female mosquitoes. The trap mimics the different mosquito attractants such as exhaled carbon dioxide, human scents and body heat. Attracted by these chemicals, the insect approaches and an impeller fan draws it in. It then adheres to a sticky surface on the device and is eventually electrocuted. Mosquito traps are powered by electricity or propane and are a safe, chemical free method of mosquito control.

Mosquito Magnet
The Mosquito Magnet mimics mammals by giving off carbon dioxide, heat and moisture. These are combined with an attractant called octenol which is a natural plant pheromone. As an advantage, the Mosquito Magnet not only captures mosquitoes, but will also kill biting midges, black flies, and sandflies. It vacuums the insects into a net where they dehydrate and die.

Mosquito Repellent Devices
There are a variety of small, personal mosquito repellent devices available which can be placed near or around you when outdoors. They promise to keep all unwanted insects away. Different devices use different repellent techniques. Some of these include:

  • high frequency sounds
  • blue-light lamps
  • gaeranio oil
  • low-frequency wing beat sounds

However, studies have yet to prove that high frequency sounds and blue lights are the most effective methods of mosquito control.

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There are also natural mosquito control methods that can be implemented on a larger scale by the government.



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