If you want to ward off mosquitoes on a large scale, you will need more than just a can of bug spray.
Commercial mosquito control is quick, effective, and can last several weeks. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Commercial Mosquito Control?
Commercial mosquito control is generally defined as repelling or killing mosquitoes on a large scale. It is usually used for things like resorts, neighborhoods, and businesses.
Repellants or larvicides can be delivered in several different ways for commercial mosquito control.
- From machines in the back of trucks
- From airplanes and helicopters
- From backpack or handheld pump sprayers
- From an automated yard maintenance system
What Do Professionals Use to Keep Mosquitoes Away?
Professionals typically use natural pyrethrins to keep mosquitoes away. While this chemical compound is natural, coming from chrysanthemums, it can be toxic to humans and pets when ingested in large amounts.
Professionals also use pyrethroids (synthetic pyrethrins) to repel mosquitoes. They are comparable in toxicity to natural pyrethrins but are often preferred because they don’t break down as quickly when exposed to UV light.
Alternatively, some professionals have switched to mosquito repellents that are not toxic to most humans. For example, our product, Mosquito Magician. It has six ingredients — lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil, geraniol, garlic oil, citronella oil, and rosemary oil.
What is the Most Effective Commercial Mosquito Control?
One of the longest-standing and most effective mosquito repellents is DEET because it can kill mosquitoes during every stage of their lifecycle. DEET is used in most insect repellent applications, from personal-use bug spray to spraying entire lawns.
DEET is often considered the standard when it comes to repelling mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, flies, and more. However, it can be toxic in large amounts and when inhaled.
While adverse effects to it are rare, they do exist. For this reason, more and more people have started switching to safer alternatives like essential oils.
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