The majority of mosquito problems are caused by salt-marsh mosquitoes.
Additional breeding can occur in freshwater after periods of high rainfall.
When high tides exceed about 1.6 metres at the Gold Coast Seaway, tidal marshes are flooded, triggering mosquito breeding.
This occurs almost on a monthly basis. High rainfall events can also cause flooding of salt-marshes.
Mosquito control is important as some species carry debilitating diseases such as hemorrhagic Dengue Fever,
‘ordinary’ Dengue Fever, Ross River Fever, and Murray Valley Encephalitis.
What can you do?
APC Coomera suggests the following actions to lessen the harmful effects of mosquitoes:
Eliminate breeding by disposing of all items outdoors capable of holding water. (Old Tyres, Ice cream Containers etc...)
Empty all pot plant saucers and other containers, which hold water at least once a week.
Ensure gutters are kept free of leaves and that they drain freely.
Ensure all water tanks have a suitable mosquito mesh screen installed.
Keep fish ponds and ornamental ponds stocked with either goldfish or native freshwater fish to help control mosquito breeding in those ponds.
Fill in any depressions, low spots and holes in the yard with soil to prevent water pooling.
Empty bird baths and pets drinking water containers at least once a week.
Keep swimming pools well chlorinated.
What APC Coomera can do!
APC Coomera can treat your property for Mosquitoes and Midges.
We can conduct a misting treatment for Mosquitoes and Midges by targeting all problematic areas around your home and yard.
External areas of your home including under eaves, decks and patios.
Any low lying areas perfect for mosquito breeding.
Any stagnant Water with an Insect Growth Regulator to help break the breeding cycle.
Although misting treatments for mosquitoes and midges won't stop them flying into your yard. As the adult insects land and rest on the treated areas they are coming into contact with the extensive treatment area ensuring that it is starting to effect them before they start getting to you!
Take back control of your yard and outdoor areas. Call APC Coomera and book in your treatment today.
Will the treatment kill all the mosquitoes on my property?
No service can offer 100% protection from every mosquito and biting midge.
As you can imagine, a mosquito or biting midge from a neighbouring property can fly into your yard and bite you before coming into contact or resting on treated foliage and other surfaces.
Even after coming into contact with the treated areas, unless the target pest has absorbed a 'lethal dose' they are still able to move around and potentially bite.
Use of insect repellents, ensuring skin is covered, repellents such as outdoor citronella candles and keeping outdoor activities during the dawn and dusk hours limited will help reduce the chances of being bitten.
I have had a treatment but it doesn't seem as effective as the last time it was done!
The effectiveness of an individual treatment relies on many factors. Some of these outside of our control.
As an example an increase in Mosquito population can make a recent treatment not seem as effective compared to a previous treatment when mosquito population may not have been as great.
The length of time an individual insect remains in contact with a treated area will vary meaning the treatment may not have a lethal effect on every mosquito or midge.
To ensure consistency treatments are carried out in the same way, using the same time tested products known to reduce adult mosquito population.
Is the treatment effective against any other pests?
Treatment primarily targets mosquitoes and biting midges, from time to time other insects may absorb a lethal dose and die. If you are having issue with other pests then an appropriate treatment should be carried out as relying on secondary effects that may or may not be produced from a mosquito treatment will not be an effective means of control.