Mosquito’s Control

Several types of mosquito are carriers of diseases, some of which are deadly. In Malaysia only Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. Anopheline mosquitoes carry both human and monkey malaria while several Culexmosquitoes are known to carry Japanese encephalitis virus. Other Culex mosquitoes are also the main cause of nuisance due to their bites. In addition to treatment and healthcare, controlling and eliminating the mosquito carriers is a crucial measure to stop transmission of these diseases and nuisance.


State and local agencies commonly use the organophosphate insecticides malathion and naled and the synthetic pyrethroid insecticides prallethrin, etofenprox, pyrethrins, permethrin, resmethrin and sumithrin for adult mosquito control. Mosquito adulticides are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays.Methods can include eliminating mosquito larval habitats, applying larvicides to kill mosquito larvae, or spraying insecticides from trucks or aircraft to kill adult mosquitoes. Your local mosquito control program can provide information about the type of products being used in your area.Vinegar as a bug repellent. Vinegar is one of the best ingredients to make a pest control spray. Vinegar is one of the best ingredients to make a pest control spray. It is effective in repelling ants, mosquitoes, fruit flies, and many others.

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