Protect customers from biting insects

Dr. Kurt Vandock

Dr. Kurt Vandock, Head of Community Health, Bayer

Biting bugs are more than nuisance pests. For some species, pierces may vector arboviral cancer or even be life-threatening to those with sensitivities or allergies. There are many types of biting bugs; nonetheless, among the hardest to control are those that fly.

In the U.S ., mosquitoes are the most common suspects. These bugs are difficult to control in residential fixes because of their ability to travel long distances and across property lines. While an effective barrier spray can help reduce populations for your clients, there are other equally important integrated mosquito management( IMM) patterns to consider 😛 TAGEND

Inspect your customers’ property, to reduce reserves pests need to survive and breed. Eliminate rubbish and extravagance foliage, identify areas where standing water can rally, clean-living gutters, report nearby neglected wading pool, etc. Request an appropriate insecticide carefully and completely. Be sure the make you choose is fully labeled for the pest and site you are treating. Communicate clearly, and specified reasonable purchaser apprehensions. Ensure they understand that complete elimination is unrealistic, thanks to the transient nature of flying pests. Promote customers to take ownership in the process. They significantly reduces engendering websites, stay indoors during heyday pest act, wear protective clothing, apply approved repellings, and use screening for doorways and windows.

For more resources, trying to reach your manufacturer and distributor representatives, or contact your neighbourhood agricultural expansion role, mosquito control district or position epidemiologist. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) also has an informational arbovirus page.

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