mosquitoes

Identifying Mosquitoes

The 3 most common groups of mosquitoes in Singapore are:

  1. Aedes Mosquito (Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus)
  2. Anopheles Mosquito (Anopheles maculatus, Anopheles sundaicus)
  3. Culex Mosquito (Culex gelidus, Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex tritaeniorhynchus)

The Aedes aegypti is infamous for transmitting the dangerous chikungunya, the deadly dengue and Zika virus.

Aedes Mosquitoes are black with white markings, and are day-biters. Anopheles Mosquitoes are brown with white or red spots on their wings. They usually bite during early night. In contrast, Culex Mosquitoes are light brown and bite after midnight.

 

How do you know you have an infestation?

You will find:

  1. Adult mosquitoes hovering around looking for a blood meal
  2. Mosquito larvae and pupae breeding in stagnant water
  3. Mosquito bites
  4. National Environment Agency-sponsored dengue hotspot signs in your neighbourhood, indicating high risk of mosquitoes nearby.

 

What can you do to prevent an infestation?

Preventing mosquito breeding is the most important step. Get rid of stagnant water by regularly inspecting upturned pails, flower pots, uneven ground and clogged drains.

To be safe, regularly having an Aardwolf Pestkare Technician to mist your external compound will protect you and your family from adult mosquitoes.

 

How can we help you?

Our Aardwolf Pestkare Technicians will thoroughly inspect your external compound for mosquito breeding, then treat stagnant water with larvicide to kill mosquito larvae. To kill adult mosquitoes, we will conduct a water-based misting, which is environmentally friendly and safe for you, your family, and your plants.