Mosquito Control Tips

Mega-Catch™ Mosquito Traps should be used in conjunction with other sensible control measures designed to manage mosquito problems. DIY mosquito control should include the following precautions:

  • Eliminate standing water in low spots, ditches, gutters and similar areas
  • Empty receptacles that collect water (eg bird baths and pot plant saucers)
  • Reduce breeding sites by keeping grass mown
  • Mosquito netting/screens can be used to provide mosquito-free areas
  • Light coloured clothing is less attractive to some mosquito species and if tightly woven, can give some protection against biting
  • DEET is considered the most effective mosquito repellent, but should not be used too heavily or on infants under 2 months. An alternative repellent Picaridin by Bayer, is an odorless and colorless repellent and has been recommended by the World Health Organization for use in Malaria stricken countries.

See also: Integrated Mosquito Management Program (IMMP)