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Mosquito and midge control

More than 1 million people around the world die from mosquito-borne diseases every year, and hundreds of millions more experience pain and suffering from illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes. At Rentokil, we can tailor customised mosquito and midge control solutions for your business or home, helping reduce your exposure to mosquitoes, mosquito bites and the health risks they pose.

Rentokil’s comprehensive mosquito and midge control strategy combines available control methods to exploit the known vulnerabilities of mosquitoes and midges to reduce their numbers to tolerable levels whilst maintaining a quality environment. Our solutions are effective against all stages of their life cycle and also prevent further reproduction of larvae.

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Inspection and site recommendations

Your qualified Rentokil technician will examine the premises of your home or business to highlight any conditions conducive to mosquito and midge breeding. These may include land contouring, potted plants, water features, window screens and vents, water collecting plants, rainwater storage and proofing

Larvicide treatment (granules)

Larvicide treatment prevents bottom and surface feeding larvae from developing into adults. It is suitable for treating standing water and when applied to dry surfaces, it will become activated by water.  

Adulticide treatment (spray)

Adulticide treatment is a water-based, non-staining, low-odour treatment that can be applied to shrubs and ornamental plants. It is used internally and externally for immediate and residual control.

Level testing

Commercial entities may require regular inspections, including testing the mosquito levels at stagnant water sites where mosquitoes can develop. These inspections are combined with regular treatment in the same areas. You can view the mosquito level testing reports in Rentokil’s online reporting and analysis system, myRentokil.

Mosquito Knockdown

Mosquito Knockdown provides population reduction control for an event. It’s a moment-in-time knockdown treatment targeting the adult mosquito population, and as a result, the probability of being bitten. It includes a residual spray treatment to all surfaces and suitable vegetation (excluding flowering plants to protect bees) and is carried out as close to the event date as possible, to target adult female mosquitoes looking for their next feed.

Mosquito Management Program

Mosquito Management is a long term program designed to deal with all stages of a mosquito for continual mosquito population control. Home and business owners may choose to have regular services over a season or spaced throughout the year, but it is recommended that treatments are carried out no longer than eight weeks apart for effective mosquito management.

How to prepare for your mosquito treatment

Once you’ve booked in with us, see how you can best prepare for our service visit with the below list of prep steps to ensure effective minimisation of mosquitoes.

Your local mosquito control professionals

All Rentokil technicians are highly qualified and trained to industry standards. Voted AEPMA Pest Manager of the Year 2020, our local teams offer a wide range of global innovations and mosquito control solutions for the most effective outcome.

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Protecting commercial and residential properties from mosquito infestation for over 50 years
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How much does mosquito or midge control cost?

Your mosquito or midge control costs reflect the time and effort it will take to clear them from your home or business. The first step in determining the cost of mosquito control is understanding the extent of the problem. Are they present all year round? Are your family and friends having to avoid being outdoors? Are mosquitoes becoming a nuisance at your place of business?

To answer all the above questions, Rentokil will need to visit your property to inspect for mosquito activity. Following which, the factors below will determine the most suitable mosquito treatment and its associated costs.

Mosquito life cycle stage

Identifying the lifecycle stage of the mosquito infestation plays a key role in the solutions your Rentokil technician will recommend.

Size of premises

The size of your property and premises will have a direct impact on the type of mosquito treatment used and the number of follow-up treatments required.

Severity of mosquito infestation

If many mosquitoes are present, you may require more extensive treatment. Often, the current pest mosquito infestation will need to be managed before an integrated mosquito management solution commences.

 

Frequently asked questions

What time of year are mosquitoes prevalent in Fiji?

Generally, December to April are considered the mosquito months but mosquitoes can be present all year round.

What time of day do mosquitoes bite?

Mosquito activity varies between species, but most will search for a blood feed at dawn and at dusk (twilight) in line with their internal body clock.

Why are mosquitoes attracted to me?

There are a variety of factors that attract mosquitoes - high contrast colours attract them, as their compounded eyes are fragmented and therefore less focused, only seeing their prey from about 20 – 30 feet away. Mosquitoes also use thermal sensors to detect and hone in on body heat, but the greatest attractant for mosquitoes is our odour; a female mosquito can smell body odour and an exhale of carbon dioxide from up to 170 feet away.

Where and when do mosquitoes breed?

Mosquitoes are poor fliers and only move a few metres from their original breeding place. They search for a suitable host and feed on their blood, then find a resting place to digest and develop eggs. They will then deposit the eggs in a nearby suitable aquatic environment. Eggs can lay dormant until the warmer months when they begin to hatch.

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