What is the Mosquito Defense System(MDS)?
Our Mosquito Defense System *(technology by In2Care) is a strategic coordinated attack and defense plan that targets mosquitoes that are ready to lay their eggs. We do this with a three pronged approach.
#1) Two Mosquito Stations are strategically installed, that provide coverage for over a 7,000 square foot area, providing a perfect breeding ground for Mosquitoes.
#2) A targeted direct Spray Misting Treatment containing an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) which controls the adult mosquito population and provides immediate relief.
#3) Monitoring and Maintenance of the Mosquito Stations provide a long term solution to continuously eliminating mosquitoes in the pupa stage, NEVER allowing them to become adult mosquitoes, while also killing the egg laying mosquitoes and eliminating their capacity to transmit disease.
The Mosquito Stations have an odor lure that attracts Aedes Mosquitoes which can transmit Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya Virus and Dog Heartworms. These stations are designed, registered for, and successfully control Aedes Mosquitoes (day biting), these stations can also effect the Culex Mosquito (evening and night biters), which transmits West Nile Virus and St Louis Encephalitis Virus when they are present with the Aedes Mosquitoes.
Attracted by smelly water, the mosquito enters the station and searches for a spot to settle near the water’s surface. The gauze on the floater is an ideal location for the mosquito to land. She uses the gauze to rest while laying her eggs in the water. Unknowingly, she contaminates the water with particles from the gauze. These particles will transfer to her skin when making contact with her legs and body. The gauze has a special coating that uses polarity to bind mosquito-killing powders. The positive charge of the mosquito makes the particles transfer to her skin. Her body is contaminated with two different actives: one that slowly kills the mosquito and one that kills her larvae.
After a few days, the eggs in the station hatch and become larvae. These larvae produce a smell that increases the attractiveness of the station. This smell will attract more mosquitoes to lay eggs in the station, thereby enhancing its effectiveness. The larvicide in the water kills the larvae just before they are ready to pupate. The dead pupae sink to the bottom and are eaten by younger larvae. If the station contains many mosquito larvae, then this shows that it is working well. Fortunately, none of these larvae will ever become adult biting mosquitoes, so no new mosquitoes will emerge from the station. We refer to this process as "The SEASONING of the STATION"
After laying eggs in our Mosquito Station, the contaminated mosquito will leave the station and spread the larvicide on it's body to other breeding sites around your home. The mosquito will search for other standing water around your home to lay more eggs. When she contacts these other water sites, the larvicide on her legs dissolves and contaminates that breeding site. This cycle is repeated when the mosquito continues to search other places to lay her eggs. At every stop, she contaminates the water with larvicide. Even the very small amounts that are transferred can effectively kill all larvae. In this way, she kills her own offspring as well as offspring from other mosquitoes that use the same breeding site.
This method of defense controls mosquito breeding in and around the stations, even in sites that may be small and hard to find by our Technicians. Our Mosquito Stations attack the mosquitoes in two way, first is the larvacide but also along with another bioactive ingredient in the Mosquito Station that is a fungus that attaches to the Mosquito's skin while landing on the treated gauze landing platform. Once attached, the fungus spores slowly start to germinate. They use germination tubes to penetrate the skin. Once inside the mosquito, the fungus produces blastospores that excrete toxins. This infection makes the mosquito less active and reduces its willingness to bite humans. It also inhibits the development of Dengue virus in the mosquito gut. An infected mosquito can therefore still spread larvicide around the station, but cannot transmit disease. After a few days, the mosquito succumbs to the fungus infection and dies.
* The In2Care technology only available through Professional Licensed Pest Control Operators that have been Trained and Certified