This great country of ours has approximately 15 varieties of mosquito. Our
Australian neighbours however have over 200… 🙂 Have you ever wondered why all
Australian homes have screens on their doors and windows? It is because of the mozzies,
not the flies.
Our native species has been and is still currently only a nuisance to us and do not pose
a threat to our health. In regards to the current situation other countries are facing with
mosquitoes transmitting the Zika virus, the risk to New Zealand is very small indeed. M.A.F
have strict systems and processes in place to ensure this unlikely scenario doesn’t occur.
You can realistically rest easy.
The installation of screens on your doors and windows is by far the best thing you can do
to keep them out of your home
Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water to breed.
In sheltered outdoor situations, citronella candles can have a repelling effect, but
nothing is guaranteed. There is also the age-old method of covering yourself with stinky
insect repellents every four hours.
As a noteworthy comment, and not at all recommended,
On Stewart Island, the mozzies and sand-flies are so numerous and ravenous that the locals
are known to use kerosene as a repellent. I do not endorse this and have mentioned it for
information purposes only.
So, what can a professional pest control company do against mosquitoes?
We understand mosquitoes and so the application-
1. has a repelling agent and
2. kills them after comin in contact with the treated surface.
The added bonus of this treatment is that it has the same effect on flies, sand-flies, midges,
fruit flies etc.
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