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MOSQUITOES
DBMPC are members of the AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION (AMCA).

Founded in 1935. It is a scientific/educational, not-for-profit public service association.

Dedicated to providing leadership, information and education leading to the enhancement of public health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes.

DBMPC specialise in the control and eradication of disease carrying mosquitoes. DBMPC will work with you to develop a Mosquito Management Programme that will quickly reduce the numbers of live mosquitoes on your property, remove their breeding grounds and provide education to help keep you and your family member or employees safe.
Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year.

  • In 2015, malaria alone caused 438,000 deaths.
  • The worldwide incidence of dengue has risen 30-fold in the past 30 years, and more countries are reporting their first outbreaks of the disease.

However, it is not only dengue that poses a potentially fatal risk to humans. Zika, Chikungunya, and Yellow Fever are also transmitted to humans by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

In 2019, the Philippines issued a declaration of a national dengue epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as of 30th November 2019, the cumulative number of recorded cases was 414,532, including 1,546 deaths. This was a significant increase compared to 222,849 cases including 1,122 deaths reported during the same period in 2018.

Keeping the mosquito population on your property under control can help limit their contact with people and animals.
IDENTIFICATION
There are many different types (species) of mosquitoes. While they may vary slightly in the way they look, they have one thing in common, the females of most species must obtain a blood meal to lay eggs. While the small amount of blood taken from the person or animal is usually of no consequence, the saliva left behind can be highly irritating and they are also carriers of diseases and parasites.

Here in the Philippines, we are primarily concerned with two species of mosquito, namely:
Aedes Aegypti
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Aedes Aegypti (aka - Yellow Fever Mosquito). This mosquito is known to spread Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, Zika, and Yellow Fever viruses.

The mosquito is small and dark, approximately 4-7mm with typical white markings on the legs and a marking of the form of a "lyre" on the thorax.

Females are larger than males, and require a blood meal in order to lay eggs. It is only the female of the species that bites. Aedes Aegypti is a day-biting mosquito.
Aedes Albopictus
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Aedes Albopictus (aka - Asian Tiger Mosquito).

This mosquito known to spread Dengue Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Cache Valley Virus, St. Louis and LaCrosse Encephalitis viruses

The mosquito is medium-sized and black, of approximately 2-10mm. Males are 20% smaller than females.

The back is black with a distinctive white stripe down the center, beginning at the dorsal surface of the head and continuing along the thorax.
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Life Cycle
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Source Eradication
Understanding the life cycle of mosquitoes is essential for successful control of this pest. Mosquitoes require water to breed and lay eggs. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in clusters called "rafts" or singly on the surface of the water.

After the eggs hatch, the immature mosquitoes swim down into the water and this stage of the mosquito life cycle is completely aquatic. The water needed to lay eggs can be a lake, pond or even a neglected pet dish left outdoors.

DBMPC will conduct a careful inspection of your property to identify the areas where water is conducive to the mosquitoes life cycle, paying particular attention to areas where rain water can gather:
  • Bird baths
  • Flowerpots
  • Ornamental fountains
  • Blocked gutters
  • Water gardens
  • Pool covers
  • Puddles
  • Pet water bowls
  • Shallow ponds
  • Neglected swimming pools
  • Deep hollows in trees
  • Discarded bottle caps
As mosquitoes can not fly very far, eliminating potential water sources will greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes on or around your property. This, in turn, will reduce the risk of being bitten and the risk of dengue.
Chemical Treatments
DBMPC takes mosquito control extremely seriously and are members of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). In addition to source elimination, we employ a number of chemical treatments and processes to further reduce the number of mosquitoes on and around your property or place of work.

Larvicides - In areas where you cannot control water collection, DBMPC may use a Larvicide that targets aquatic immature mosquitoes and prevents them from developing into mature, biting, breeding adults. Larvicides come in liquid, granular, tablet or brick form and the type used will be dependent on the level of mosquito activity and the type of water source being treated.

Fogging - Here, chemical treatments are heated in order to create a “fog", which is then blown over the area to be treated. It will eliminate any adult mosquito it comes in touch with when released. However, it does not remain in the air, nor does it provide any residual protection against mosquitoes.

Ideally, fogging should only be used to deal with an existing mosquito presence in a confined area, and even then only when used in conjunction with a residual spray.

Misting Mosquito Barrier Treatment (MBT) - Proven to be the most effective method of eliminating and preventing mosquitoes, DBMPC will treat your property with a water-based, odour-free, eco-friendly chemical treatment that will not just eliminate mosquitoes on contact, but will create a chemical barrier where it continues to kill mosquito for weeks to come.

This chemical mist will be applied to the areas mosquitoes like to rest during the day, areas that offers them shade such as the undersides of leaves on trees and bushes, in dense brush, tall grasses, under the overhangs on structures, under decks, when the mosquito makes contact with the residual chemical they will die shortly thereafter. The residual effect will last between 4-8 weeks depending on surface treated and prevailing weather condition.
DBMPC have put together a series of e-guides, leaflets and presentations that cover Mosquito control in greater detail. We are also happy to put on a training seminar for "taking back the yard" which aims to provide you with the tools necessary to help us reduce the risk posed by the Mosquito.
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