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5 Types of Mosquito Treatment

Mosquitoes are flat-out annoying insects. Keeping them out of your yard will help protect you, your friends, your family, and your pets.

With so many methods claiming to keep them away, let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of mosquito treatment.

What Are the Types of Mosquito Treatments?

There are several types of mosquito treatments — all serving different purposes and applied in different ways. Here is a list of the most common ones and how they are used.

  • Larvicides

Larvicides are a type of mosquito treatment used to kill mosquitoes at the source. They are designed specifically to be used in water and quickly kill larvae.

One of the most important treatment methods for keeping mosquitoes out of your yard is to kill them when they are larvae. The goal is to never let them develop into adults.

  • Adulticides

Adulticides are used to kill adult mosquitoes. This type of mosquito treatment usually comes in the form of foggers or lawn sprays.

Most adulticides are effective at controlling a large percentage of the mosquito population near where they were used. This is perfect if you enjoy cooking out or have kids or pets that are frequently in your yard.

  • Naled

Naled is typically used to cover large areas, such as fields and farms. Naled is associated with aerial application because it is often used to cover several acres at a time.

According to the EPA, contact with it poses no potential threat as long as it has been at least 3-4 hours since it was applied.

  • Malathion

Malathion is a common type of mosquito treatment used in agriculture, on golf courses, and around homes. It is a man-made chemical that is considered safe for humans in small amounts.

When used on crops, it’s recommended to wait at least 12 hours to six days before harvesting them. Besides mosquitoes, this can also control fruit flies, leafhoppers, aphids, Japanese beetles, and more!

  • Eliminate Mosquito Habitats

While it may seem like you can never escape mosquitoes, they prefer certain environments over others. Eliminating the places mosquitoes thrive in can dramatically help reduce their population. For example, they love areas with a lot of standing water, food sources, and protection.

Here are some tips to eliminate mosquito habitats:

  • Don’t leave out anything that can collect water like buckets, dog bowls, and kiddy pools.
  • Keep your grass cut because it offers them protection from weather and predators.
  • Keep your gutters clean because if they are clogged, mosquitoes will hang out in them and even lay their eggs there.
  • Use safe insect repellents on flowers because plant nectar is the primary food source of many mosquito species.

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Whether you incorporate it into your yard’s existing irrigation system or spray it yourself, you should notice a significant decrease in the number of mosquitoes around your lawn.

While Mosquito Magician is primarily used to deter mosquitoes, it can also kill them if they get close enough to consume it. The formula can even act as a larvicide in small areas of water like puddles, bird baths, and small fish ponds.

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