Mosquito Control Treatment in Singapore
There are about 140 species of mosquitoes identified in Singapore to-date. Only two are able to transmit dengue. Of these the 3 most common species are:
- Aedes Mosquito
- Culex Mosquito
- Anopheles Mosquito
- The Aedesmosquito species transmits Dengue,Chikungunya and the Zika virus.
- They are strong fliers, capable of travelling great distances (up to 121 km) from their breeding sites.
- They persistently bite mammals (especially humans), primarily during the day, but they can also bite at night in well-lit areas.
- Typical breeding habitats for include artificial or natural water containers/bodies such as flower pots, clogged roof gutters and household water storage containers.
- Culexis a golden-brown mosquito with a dark proboscis.
- Typical breeding habitats include septic tanks and blocked drains.
- It bites during the night and is a vector of filariasis (not endemic in Singapore).
- Light brown mosquitoes, with pale and dark scales on their legs, probosces and wings.
- Typical breeding habitats include sunlit brackish pools with algae.
- They bite during the night and are vectors of malaria.
Life Cycle of Mosquitoes
- Length of the life cycle varies between species and is dependent upon environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture.
- Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar alone, while females extract the blood of hosts in order to develop and nourish eggs.
- Most mosquitoes lay their eggs directly into water. Others lay their eggs near bodies of water but not within them.
- Eggs will hatch into larvae within 24 to 48 hours. Within 7 to 10 days, larvae enter the pupal stage.
- Females are capable of flying for miles if necessary and can lay over 100 eggs at a time.
- Males have feathery antennae they use to locate females. After mating, females typically seek a blood meal to aid in egg production