Mosquitoes, in addition to being annoying for bites, are also vectors for certain viruses that are harmful to humans and potentially lethal.
The common mosquito (Culex Pipiens), which has always been present in our areas, can transmit West Nile. The virus is maintained in the environment through the continuous passage between mosquitoes and wild birds, where it can also cause mortality, and can occasionally be transmitted to various animals and humans.
Tiger mosquitoes can also transmit infections dangerous to humans, such as Chikungunya fever and Dengue.
Aedes albopictus (tiger mosquito) was unintentionally introduced into Italy in the 1990s with the trade in used tyres infested with eggs from abroad. After its introduction the species quickly spread showing a high level of adaptability to the environmental conditions of our country.
Recently, another species of mosquito, Aedes aegipty, responsible for the transmission of Zika and Yellow Fever, both belonging to the genus Flavivirus and very dangerous for humans, is also increasingly approaching our areas.
For this reason, the Veneto Region, annually, issues guidelines for the control of these vectors and for the surveillance of shrubby mosquitoes transmitted by mosquitoes.
The 2020 guidelines, after an initial part in which we find the report of the surveillance of the previous year, deal in detail with the following technical issues:
- To reduce the population of mosquitoes there must be synergy between the activities carried out in public land by municipalities and pest control activities carried out in private areas.
- Mosquito control is obtained from the sum of larvicidal and adulticidal disinfestation
- Larvicidal disinfestation, suitable for controlling mosquitoes in larval form, should be carried out in rainwater drains with IGR or organic products; in all containers that may have an accumulation of water, emptying is recommended, while for ditches with tinned water, organic products (bacillus) or the introduction of fish that feed on larvae should be used.
- Adulticide pest control is the intervention that makes it possible to drastically and quickly reduce the adult population of mosquitoes; this phase must be complementary to larvicide control. In addition, when carried out with authorised products and in the correct manner, it is safe for human health.
- Another fundamental point is the study of the territory in such a way as to identify outbreaks of infestation in order to act in a targeted manner.
- Information to the population must be provided before any pest control action is taken.
- The following are the methods of intervention for pest control and the methods of effectiveness control.
E-pestcontrol is in line with these directives and works in synergy with the Veneto Region: it carries out larval and adulticide treatments both in the public and private sector and is specialized in the treatment of accommodation and tourist facilities, which are more sensitive to the problem of virus transmission in a territory, such as that of Eastern Veneto, strongly characterized by the influx of tourists. It is essential, in these areas, to draw up planned intervention plans that allow to keep the problem under control, without arriving at emergency situations.
If you have a tourist facility, do not hesitate to contact us for a meeting and an inspection: we will evaluate the situation together to plan a tailor-made intervention plan.