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    Mosquitoes are a scourge across the globe, causing millions of deaths every year. They are active during the hot and wet summer months and can be extremely irritating. Within Australia, several important human diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes, including Dengue fever, Australian Encephalitis and Ross River fever. Without proper mosquito pest control, mosquitoes can also cause major disruptions to life and social activities through their persistent biting, which can cause allergic reactions.

    Flick Pest Control offers effective mosquito pest control services to help keep your home or business free from these annoying and potentially harmful pests. Our professional technicians are trained to identify mosquito breeding grounds and eliminate them, as well as provide ongoing prevention measures to keep mosquitoes at bay. With Flick Pest Control, you can enjoy your outdoor spaces without the nuisance of mosquitoes buzzing around.

    Give mosquitoes the Flick with our Flying Insect Control (FIC) solutions. We have a range of Flying Insect Control units to suit your home and business, keeping your property free from nuisance mosquitoes year-round.

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    Signs of a Mosquito Infestation

    Mosquito infestations can be not only annoying but also pose health risks as these insects are known for transmitting diseases. Recognising the signs of a mosquito infestation is crucial in implementing effective control measures.

    One of the most evident signs is a constant buzzing sound. Mosquitoes produce a distinct high-pitched sound when flying, and their collective humming can be quite noticeable, especially in enclosed spaces. This buzzing sound can be particularly irritating when there is a significant mosquito population present.

    Another indicator is their activity during both day and night. While mosquitoes are primarily associated with dusk and dawn, a prevalent infestation may lead to increased activity throughout the day. Mosquitoes are most active during warm weather, seeking shade during hot temperatures.

    Furthermore, bites from these insects are a clear indication of their presence. If you notice an increasing number of mosquito bites, especially during outdoor activities or in specific areas of your home, it is highly likely that there is an infestation nearby.

    To identify a mosquito infestation, consider using mosquito traps or repellents that emit carbon dioxide, as this attracts them. Alternatively, seek professional assistance if the infestation is severe or persists despite preventive measures.

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    Mosquito Prevention Tips

    Mosquitoes are a common nuisance in many areas, and their bites can not only be irritating but also carry diseases. As a homeowner, it is important to take steps to prevent mosquito breeding and protect yourself and your family from these pesky insects.

    1. Eliminate Potential Breeding Sites: Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so it is crucial to remove any standing water around your property. Check flower pots, buckets, bird baths, and other containers regularly and empty or cover them to prevent water from accumulating.
    2. Use Mosquito Screens: Install screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Make sure the screens are in good condition and free of any tears or holes that could allow mosquitoes to enter.
    3. Dress Appropriately While Outside: When spending time outdoors, especially during peak mosquito activity hours (dusk and dawn), wear long sleeves, long pants, socks, and shoes. Opt for light-coloured clothing, as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.
    4. Apply Mosquito Repellent: Use an EPA-approved mosquito repellent on exposed skin when going outside. Look for repellents that contain ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, as these are known to be effective in repelling mosquitoes.

    By following these simple tips for mosquito prevention, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites and protect yourself and your family from potential illnesses.

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    How Mosquitoes Are Treated

    Flick Pest Control’s mosquito treatments involve a comprehensive survey and assessment process to effectively eliminate and prevent mosquito infestations.

    The procedure begins with a comprehensive survey conducted by trained professionals who thoroughly inspect the area to identify potential breeding sites and areas of high mosquito activity. This survey helps determine the extent of the infestation and provides valuable information to develop an effective control plan.

    After the survey, an on-site pest review is conducted, where highly skilled technicians assess the specific conditions and needs of the property. They take into consideration factors such as the local ecosystem, nearby water sources, and any existing pest management programs to create a tailored solution.

    Based on the findings from the survey and on-site review, Flick develops an integrated pest management program. This program takes a proactive approach, combining various methods to manage mosquito populations effectively. These methods may include source reduction, habitat modification, larviciding, and adult mosquito control measures.

    Finally, Flick implements targeted pest treatments to eliminate existing mosquitoes and prevent future infestations. The treatments are carefully chosen to minimise environmental impact while ensuring maximum effectiveness against mosquitoes.

    By following this comprehensive survey process, conducting an on-site pest review, developing an integrated pest management program, and implementing targeted pest treatments, Flick Pest Control is able to deliver efficient and long-lasting mosquito control to keep properties mosquito-free.

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    Dangers of Mosquito Bites

    It is important to understand the dangers of mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are known to be carriers of various diseases such as dengue fever, Zika virus, and malaria. These diseases can have severe consequences on one’s health, with symptoms ranging from mild fever to life-threatening conditions.

    One of the most common diseases spread by mosquitoes is dengue fever. Symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain, rash, and mild bleeding. In severe cases, dengue fever can progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, which can be fatal if not treated promptly.

    The Zika virus, another disease spread by mosquitoes, can have serious consequences, especially for pregnant women. Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects such as microcephaly, a condition where a baby’s head is smaller than expected. It can also lead to other developmental abnormalities in the baby.

    Malaria is yet another disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches. In severe cases, malaria can lead to complications such as organ failure and death. It is estimated that over 200 million people are infected with malaria each year, with over 400,000 deaths attributed to the disease.

    With these serious health risks associated with mosquito-borne diseases, it is crucial to take steps to control and prevent mosquito populations.

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    Integrated Mosquito Solutions

    It is essential for businesses to prioritise the health and safety of their employees and customers. Mosquitoes not only pose a health risk but also damage property and reputation. Flick’s professional commercial pest control services provide tailored solutions to prevent and eliminate any pest infestations, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for everyone. Our regular inspections and treatments help to maintain a pest-free workplace and protect your business from potential pest related damage. Trusting in Flick’s commercial pest control solutions is a smart investment in the long-term success and reputation of any business.

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    Common Mosquito Questions

    1. What are the key characteristics of mosquitoes?

      Mosquitoes have only one pair of wings, and long thin legs with a distinct proboscis attached to their heads. Their wings and bodies are covered with tiny scales. Full grown mosquitoes vary in size from 3mm to 30mm (depending upon the species). There are around 3,000 different species. Mosquitoes are found in a variety of habitats. However, adult mosquitoes rely on water sources to lay eggs, you will most likely find them in or near stagnant bodies of water. This includes floodwater, ditches, woodland pools, and bodies of water found in backyards, like pools, ponds and bird baths.

    2. What do mosquitoes feed on?

      Mosquitoes feed on sweet nectar, fruits and other sugary substances. Female mosquitoes also feed on the blood of humans as they need nutrients to develop eggs. While males only exist for reproductive purposes, females have a proboscis, a long tube (their mouth), which is able to penetrate the human skin to suck blood and garner nutrients.

    3. What factors attract mosquitoes to humans?

      Mosquitoes have such an affinity for humans because they are attracted to human sweat. When we perspire, we release odours which attract mosquitoes. Bacteria which reside on human skin emit substances which mosquitoes can detect, e.g. lactic acid, uric acid and ammonia. Mosquito bites tend to be more frequent on exposed parts of the body such as the wrists and ankles. Female mosquitoes can also detect carbon dioxide from over 50 metres away, which we emit every time we breathe out.

    4. Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people and not others?

      Mosquitoes have always seemed to be more attracted to some people than others. Researchers have discovered that O blood types are twice as likely to be attacked than A blood types. People with Type B are of average likelihood to be bitten. Scientists have also discovered that approximately 85% of people secrete a chemical signal that indicates which blood type they have, while 15% do not – and mosquitoes are more attracted to secretors, regardless of blood type. Therefore, genes play a big part in whether you’ll be attacked at the BBQ!

    5. Do I need professional mosquito control?

      Thanks to our hot summers and breeding conditions that mosquitoes love, treating Australian “mozzies” requires a multi-faceted approach. If you’re experiencing an infestation, Flick’s expert technicians will visit the problematic location and find the breeding sites. They will identify and remove any stagnant water sources, apply high quality pest control products and install Flying Insect Control systems.

    Common Mosquito Species

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    Common Mosquitoes


    Length ranges from 0.125 to 0.75 inches. Mosquitoes have one pair of functional wings, and three pairs of long legs. Distinguished from other flies by veins on their wings and beak-like, sharp sucking mouth called a proboscis.


    Mosquitoes need water to breed, which is why they are often found near stagnant water sources. Pest control efforts will usually involve the removal or treatment of standing water sources. Insecticides are also employed to kill infestations of adult mosquitoes. As major vectors of disease, it is important to tackle a problem quickly, particularly in hot areas.


    While many mosquitoes feed on sweet nectar and sugary substances, females of some mosquito species feed on blood, which they need for their ovaries to mature and for their eggs to develop. This “vampire” tendency sees them feed not only on humans but also on mammals, birds, lizards, bats and more for its blood meal. Rather than humans, their first choice is usually horses and birds.

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    • Call a Professional

      Call Flick Pest Control Immediately.

      If you encounter mosquitoes in your home or business, you may be dealing with an infestation. Don’t wait until the problem gets out of hand – we can help protect your property and ensure the health and safety of those around you. Fill out the form below or call 1300 270 019 today.

    • Leave the Mosquitoes Alone

      Trust Flick Pest Control to handle the situation

      Our pest control technicians have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively and safely eliminate pests from your home or business. Attempting to treat mosquitoes on your own can be risky and may not fully eradicate the problem.

      We will and ensure a safe and effective outcome for your property.

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      Don’t Go Looking Around!

      Flick’s pest control experts will perform a thorough inspection of the property to identify any areas where mosquitoes may be present, followed by the development of a treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of the situation. By implementing effective pest control strategies, we can help ensure a pest-free environment for you.

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