Safeguard Your Family with Our Mosquito Control Solutions
As the Australian mosquito season lasts from October to April/May, it only makes sense if you proof your home against these pesky pests. From getting the odd bite, at first, in the warm and humid weather, you and your family can easily become swarmed by a large mosquito population within a couple of weeks. Favourable conditions are the most likely reason for the insects to choose your garden to become their breeding grounds. So, do not delay but call Fantastic Pest Control in Melbourne at the first sign of a suspected mosquito infestation!
We apply advanced methods to eradicate the problem and protect you from potentially life-threatening diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
The Fantastic pest controllers will identify and locate the biting insects’ breeding ground, which is usually a waterlogged patch in your garden or another water source.
They will assess the level of the infestation and proceed by applying an advanced and effective mosquito control treatment.
The mosquito exterminator will spray insecticides in the resting grounds of adult insects in your garden areas that are covered by vegetation. The pesticide will eliminate effectively the existing population of fully developed mosquitoes.
Stale water sources will be treated with insect growth regulators or larvicides, which disrupt the infestation process by impeding the insect's’ growth and their development into adult specimens.
Source reduction and observation are important preventive measures against recurring troubles with the hazardous pests. So, to avoid the need of a mosquito control retreatment, you should be familiar with how to reduce the source of future mosquito infestations.
Examples for likely mosquito breeding grounds are unmaintained gutters, unused children’s wading pools, uncovered water collection containers, overwatered lawns, soggy patches around garden plants, fishponds with no fish, unchlorinated swimming pools, open rainwater tanks, etc.
With the recurrent Ross River virus outbreaks over the years in Australia and the risk of falling prey to other mosquito-borne diseases, it is crucial that you safeguard your home and family in a comprehensive manner. Feel free to seek our specialist advice and proofing tips with regards to achieving an adequate control of your recent mosquito infestation problem. Eliminate undesirable water sources in your garden and cover tightly those you use for domestic purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is mosquito season in Australia?
The peak is considered to take place in the summer months. However, humid and warm conditions in Spring and Autumn prompt the pests to breed and reproduce with a relatively high level of intensity. So, it is recommended that you resort to a regular mosquito treatment from October to April.
What diseases are carried by Australian mosquitoes?
The most common mosquito-borne diseases in Australia include the Ross River virus (RRV), the Barmah Forest virus (BFV) and occasionally, the Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVE) and the Kunjin disease (KUN).
What else can I do to protect my home from future infestation?
The most effective methods to keep your immediate home environment free from mosquitos are based on the exclusion and restriction pest management principles. Ensure that you do not inadvertently invite the pesky pests to breed and settle in your yard by eliminating all favourable conditions. Source reduction is an effective approach with proven success results.
What is an IGR?
Insect Growth Regulators hinder the development of insects while they are still in their larvae stage. The product stops the young mosquitoes from reaching maturity, so they are unable to reproduce.
Will rain after the mosquito treatment affect the efficiency of the results?
The product we use dries out in about 30 minutes and cannot be easily washed by the rain. Furthermore, it is applied in targeted areas such as the underside of leaves and shady places, where the pests usually rest and hide.
Is the treatment safe for children and pets?
During treatment, we ask the homeowner to stay inside the house. The product dries out within 30 minutes and the outdoor space becomes totally safe for you and your family to enjoy.