In the Newcastle and Hunter regions, the weather conditions have recently brought a large amount of rain to the area. As a result of all the rain, there is still quite a lot of water laying around. Because of this, we have seen a large increase in the number of mosquitoes across our region, especially in the New Lambton area, close to the Blackbutt Reserve.
Mosquitoes will breed in any containers that hold water. Items lying around in your yard that can hold enough water for breeding might include old tyres, buckets, toys, pot plant bases, roof gutters and water tanks.
To help keep your yard free of breeding sites, store containers under cover or throw them away, and regularly tip out any water that does get caught anywhere.
In the warmer summer months, mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in a week.
There are 30 different types of mosquito in Newcastle and Hunter, including the saltmarsh mosquito, the Hexham grey and the common banded freshwater mosquito. The risk of disease, which can be transmitted by these mozzies, including the dangerous Ross River Fever, is also increased, and is truly a serious concern.
What can be done to treat mosquitoes?
When the mosquitoes are breeding reasonably far from your home, which is often the case when you live in areas with a lot of bush, it might seem like there is nothing we can do to stop them from invading your home. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, as we can treat them very effectively and stop the mozzies from bothering you at your place.
Mosquitoes can fly, but they aren’t all that good at it. They can’t travel long distances well, and must stop to rest often. Knowing where and how they rest is the key to providing effective treatments, and that’s where we can provide you with the benefit of our experience.
Not only can we treat the external areas around your home or business, including vegetation and structures, but we will also provide advice on how to control your own environment to keep them away.
In situations that might not seem like we could help you, we have many tried and true techniques for solving your mosquito problems.
Can you really stop mosquitoes?
Mosquito Pest Control is very effective when done correctly. All of our treatments come with our Guaranteed Gone promise to you – if the pests come back, so do we!
This means that if our first treatment doesn’t take care of the problem completely, we will return at any time during the warranty period and re-treat until it does, at no further cost to you.
Ask about our special Mosquito price when having a treatment done for spiders.
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