Anopheles Mosquito Facts
- Anopheles mosquitoes are often referred to as “malaria mosquitoes.”
- Anopheles mosquito eradication efforts limit malaria to endemic areas, such as tropical and sub-tropical climates, especially sub-Saharan Africa.
- Standing water is an ideal breeding ground for anopheles mosquitoes and other types of mosquitoes.
How to Get Rid of Anopheles Mosquitoes
As with all mosquitoes, getting in the habit of eliminating standing water in your backyard or other places on your property will reduce the breeding grounds for anopheles mosquitoes. Changing the water in birdbaths weekly can reduce the chances of mosquito infestations.
Repairing and replacing screens will cut down on mosquitoes
Repairing or replacing all screens on windows and doors helps reduce the number of mosquitoes likely to enter your house. In some areas, insecticide treated bed nets may be necessary to defend against anopheles mosquitoes feeding indoors during the night.
Consult professional pest control companies for up-to-date mosquito control methods
Residual sprays can be helpful, not only at controlling anopheles mosquitoes but also in limiting the number of anopheles mosquitoes that survive long enough for malaria causing parasites to develop in their systems. However, because mosquitoes develop resistance to insecticides rapidly, anopheles mosquito infestations should be handled by certified, pest control professionals, trained in the most up-to-date technologically and environmentally-aware mosquito eliminating techniques and the application of various methods and materials.
Contact your local Truly Nolen location to schedule a free pest inspection and to devise a plan to eradicate mosquitoes from your home and property. As the Center for Disease Control and the Worldwide Health Organization continue to develop initiatives to combat malaria on a global level, innovative pest control companies such as Truly Nolen will implement anopheles mosquito control guidelines in a friendly, professional fashion.