Let's not sugarcoat the subject. Any mosquito control attempt is a personal, vengeful act of retaliation against mosquitoes and why shouldn't it be? The high-pitched buzzing and painful, itchy welts that mosquitoes leave on your skin are enough alone to put mosquitoes on your hit list.
If that's not enough to make you want to kill mosquitoes, maybe the scare that you or one of your loved ones could be one of the million people per year that are killed by the bite of a disease carrying mosquito will be.
There are a lot of affordable mosquito control systems that have been proven to effectively get rid of mosquitoes. Most of them are very low maintenance and will provide long-lasting relief and protection from mosquito bites through countless mosquito seasons.
We've had great success with the following mosquito control systems revealed in this article and are confident that if you choose any of these products to kill mosquitoes, you won't be disappointed.
How to Kill Mosquitoes in Breeding Grounds
Eliminating mosquito breeding grounds is by far the most important step to successful mosquito control. On average, a female mosquito will produce anywhere from 100-300 eggs at a time and it only takes them 4-7 days to grow into adult biting mosquitoes. That doesn't really create a big window of opportunity to attack mosquitoes in large numbers during the most vulnerable stages of life. So how exactly do you kill mosquitoes in their breeding grounds?
Killing mosquitoes in their breeding grounds is the quickest way to gain mosquito control over your property. Mosquito Bits and Mosquito Dunks kill mosquitoes while they are still in their larval stage so they never get a chance to grow into biting insects.
After consuming the bacteria that the Mosquito Dunks and Mosquito Bits release, mosquito larvae and adult mosquito populations in standing water sources are eliminated in just 24 hours! Use mosquito Dunks and Mosquito Bits in water sources.
How to Kill Mosquitoes with a Mosquito Trap
Mosquito traps provide one of the most effective methods of killing mosquitoes. Once you set a mosquito trap up on your property, it will immediately begin to kill mosquitoes. After about 4 weeks of operation, mosquito traps are able to dramatically reduce mosquito populations by interrupting the breeding cycle and killing large numbers of female mosquitoes before they have a chance to lay their eggs.
Mosquito traps like the Mosquito Magnet, SkeeterVac, and Mega-Catch models, among others, use various attractants that mimic human and animal emulations to draw mosquitoes away from blood hosts and to the mosquito trap. Once the mosquitoes get close enough to the mosquito trap, in most cases they are sucked in by a powerful fan and collected in a bug bag or bug container where they dehydrate and die.
Most mosquito traps are designed to operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week so you get round the clock protection from mosquito bites. To achieve high catch rates and get the most successful results from your mosquito trap, be sure to place the mosquito trap in a cool, shady area that is not frequented by humans or animals. Mosquito traps will offer the best mosquito control results in lightly wooded areas, especially if they are placed upwind from mosquito breeding areas or if possible, directly in the breeding areas.
How to Kill Mosquitoes with Misting Systems
The Mosquito Misters offers an effective and clean alternative to killing mosquitoes on your property with a mosquito trap. Mosquito Misters require minimal assembly and they are a very low maintenance way to get rid of mosquitoes on your property. Simply set them up and activate them to instantly start killing and repelling mosquitoes.
Using misting technology, Mosquito Misters release various concentrated mist solutions that kill mosquitoes on contact. This misting technology allows you to kill mosquitoes when and where you need it to any time of the day or night and works on demand to provide up to 6 hours of mosquito protection.
The SolaMist Solar Powered Residential Mosquito and Insect Misting System kills and controls mosquitoes in three ways:
1. Mists - An automated mist is pre programmed for 45 seconds per each spray with 10 minute intervals. This setting you cannot change but the digital controller in the unit allows you to manage the spray schedule and there is also a SolaMist Smart Phone App (iPhone and Android) enabled (Wi-Fi) for spraying from the convenience of your chair or on the way home from work.The mist spreads throughout the area, killing mosquitoes on contact and creates a mosquito-free barrier.
2. Clears - SolaMist Pro Concentrate is a non-toxic environmentally friendly pesticide. In national tests compared to other misting concentrates, however, SolaMist Pro Concentrate is shown to be the most effective at actually killing mosquitoes, gnats, wasps, spiders, and roaches.
3. Controls - Concentrates work long after they are released. Concentrates will be effective anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours.
How to Kill Mosquitoes with a Spraying System
Mosquito Barrier is made with 100% garlic extract to kill mosquitoes and other soft bodied insects on contact. Since mosquitoes have a heightened sense of smell and garlic juice in high concentrates is toxic to mosquitoes, this "super garlic" will get rid of mosquitoes on your property in about 3-4 applications and will continue to kill mosquitoes for up to 2-3 weeks.
To kill mosquitoes with mosquito barrier, mix the concentrate as directed on the container and spray it over your entire lawn, on bushes, plants, trees, and fields. Mosquito Barrier is also a great product treat ball fields, parks, farms, golf courses, and other commercial properties because the garlic scent is undetectable to humans within minutes of the application and it is not harmful to pets or wild life.
Mosquito Barrier can also be used to kill mosquitoes in breeding grounds. When mixed with soybean or canola oil, Mosquito Barrier will produce a film on the top of the water. This film will suffocate mosquito any mosquito larvae that is surviving in the standing water. Using mosquito barrier to kill mosquitoes in water sources will prevent female mosquitoes from breeding and the mosquito larvae from maturing into adults.
How to Kill Mosquitoes with Handheld Bug Zappers
If you are looking for an inexpensive, less drastic way to control mosquitoes during outdoor events such as cookouts, bon fires, pool parties or camping trips, Handheld Electronic Bug Zappers are not only an effective, but fun way to kill mosquitoes!
The Handheld Electric Bug Zapper is lightweight but as big as a bad mitten racket so even if they try to escape, mosquitoes are halted in flight and killed with a lethal dose of low level electrical currents. Handheld Handheld Electronic Bug Zappers can also be used to kill mosquitoes indoors. Simply press the button and swing for sweet revenge.
Even after using one or a combination of products to kill mosquitoes, the most effective mosquito control solutions involve personal protection with mosquito repellents. The fact is, you can't kill every mosquito so it's important to protect yourself from the ones that got away. So kill as many mosquitoes as you can, and repel the ones you can't!