The Aedes mosquito is one of the most prominent insects in Singapore.In Singapore, the battle against Aedes mosquito has been going on for decades as they are responsible for dengue fever, one of the most feared health problems today.
Mosquito infestation is one of the worst pest problems that you can face. A mosquito bite can impact people differently. It depends upon the sensitivity of the individuals and the type of mosquito you have had contact with. In a few cases, a mosquito bite can also endanger your life. You’ll find many of them in the hot weather, and the only way left to eliminate them is the execution. Because of all that, mosquito control is highly necessary, especially during the hot summer months. And the most efficient way to contain the spread of the blood-sucking insects is to get hold of the mosquito exterminators.
Facts about Aedes Mosquitos:
- Aedes is one of the dangerous mosquito forms where female mosquito bites humans to get proteins for its egg development.
- Aedes mosquito has black and white stripes. This makes them easily identifiable.
- It is considered extrinsic in the incubation period. It is when the virus develops in mosquitos and reaches the salivary glands. Once it reaches the salivary glands, the mosquito can spread it to other humans upon biting. Usually, it takes seven days after the mosquito bite to make it infective.
- Dawn and dusk are the times when the Aedes bites.
- They have a lifespan of two weeks, during which they can lay eggs thrice.
- Every time, 100 eggs are produced. In case of unfavorable conditions, the eggs can remain dormant for 9 months and still hatch if the conditions become favorable at any point.
- The eggs can lie dormant in dry conditions for up to about nine months, after which they can hatch if exposed to favourable conditions, such as water and food.
- Aedes is known to spread dengue fever and in some case, Yellow Fever
- Dengue is an infection that comes from the Aedes bite. It will propel to bigger problems starting from a flu-like condition and leads to fever. After that, it could lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever which could lead to death. Don’t take chances with dengue, especially if you have children at home.
Aedes Mosquitos Control
Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world and especially in the tropics because mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as Malaria and the Zika virus.
The primary preventative measure to reduce dengue infections is the control of mosquito populations since the transmission of dengue requires mosquitoes as vectors.
- Thermal Fogging
- Water Based Misting
We must maintain vigilance and sustain our vector control efforts, including:
- Ensuring proper housekeeping within compounds;
- Ensuring that routine pest control checks and treatments are sustained to prevent mosquito breeding (especially at construction sites, even if these are closed during this period);
- Removing all unwanted, water-bearing receptacles;
- Covering unused toilet bowls;
- Frequently check and remove stagnant water from common potential mosquito breeding habitats, such as pails, dish trays, flower pot plates/ trays, vases, and ornamental containers.
- Ensuring drains are free from chokage and stagnant water;
- Adding sand granular insecticide (temephos) or Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) insecticide to stagnant water bodies that cannot be removed.
- Spray aerosol insecticide in dark corners of homes, such as under the bed, behind the cupboard, and in the toilet to kill any adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes resting indoors.