Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance anywhere in the world, leaving itchy bites on uncovered skin and waking you up from your sleep with their high pitched buzz. But besides being a total annoyance, mosquitoes are also the number 1 killer in the world, causing more human fatalities than sharks.

They may look harmless, but the numbers of dengue and malaria cases over the years have proven that mosquitoes are more deadly than they look. Here are some facts that you might want to know about these nasty little insects:

  • They can develop from eggs to adults in just six to ten days
  • Mosquitoes are found close to still water, where their larvae feed and develop
  • They seem to be attracted to dark colours
  • Mosquitoes will normally bite you at dawn or dusk – or if you’re unlucky, both. That’s when their internal clocks tell them it's feeding time.

Why trust Rentokil to eradicate all kinds of mosquitoes?

Rentokil Indonesia achieved the highest position in the 2011-2021 Top Brand Awards in the pest control category

Rentokil Indonesia's service quality reaches 4.7 stars on Google Reviews.

"Always on time every month and the treatment results are also satisfying."

- Megi Dolorosa, Resdemtial Customer - Bandung

How to get rid of mosquitoes?

Find out more about Rentokil's effective mosquito control methods through Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), or fill out the online form below to schedule a free mosquito pest survey at your home or business right away.

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Types of mosquitoes in Indonesia

There are 2,700 different types of mosquitoes found throughout the world, and there are at least 3 types of dangerous mosquitoes that are most often found in Indonesia:

  1. Nyamuk Aedes (Aedes of Egypt)
  2. Anopheles mosquito (Anopheles SPP.)
  3. Nyamuk Culex (Culex spp.)

Select the image below to find out more about the differences between each type of mosquito and the images along with their life cycle and habits. Also learn the characteristics of mosquito bites in humans and how to avoid mosquito bites by clicking on the link below.

Find out how the mosquito's life cycle from egg to adult stage and how long the mosquito lives here.

Learn more about diseases associated with mosquitoes

4 tips on how to prevent dengue mosquito bites

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are 4 tips on how to prevent dengue mosquito bites at home:

  1. Get rid of standing water around the house  – Mosquito larvae or larvae breed in stagnant water at least once a week. Therefore, getting rid of objects that can become a breeding ground for mosquito larvae at home, such as flower pots, used cans and old tires, is the best way to prevent mosquito larvae that you can do yourself at home.
  2. Keeping the house and its surroundings clean  - Don't leave the house in damp conditions without any light coming in. Cutting grass and shrubs in the yard can also serve to eliminate mosquitoes' preferred resting places.
  3. Avoid hanging dirty clothes in the bathroom  - Mosquitoes are flying insects that really like to rest on used clothes or dirty clothes that are hung because they have the smell of human sweat which mosquitoes like.
  4. Make yourself unattractive to mosquitoes  -  Using mosquito repellent lotion helps yourself to avoid mosquito bites while doing activities inside or outside the home.

How Does Mosquito Infestation Affects Your Business?

  • Trust – immediate impact on employees’ trust
  • Damage – serious damage to your health and hygiene reputation
  • Cost – loss of business opportunities when customers shared negative reviews on your business

Worried about mosquitoes? Contact Rentokil today for advice and to schedule a mosquito inspection in your home or business premises.

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