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How to get rid of mosquitoes and midges in the country

How to get rid of mosquitoes and midges in the country


Mosquitoes and gnats - a tablecloth path!

After a long winter, the long-awaited summer has finally come, the summer season and the time for outdoor recreation. Warm sun, summer wind, lush greenery, abundance of vegetables and fruits. And who can remain indifferent to this wonderful time of the year? But, as you know, "the coin has two sides", and all the delights of summer relaxation can spoil the accompaniment of mosquitoes, midges and other annoying animals. Therefore, we suggest you consider all kinds of insect protection options and make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

First of all, you need to take care of your clothes, because by giving preference to this or that outfit, you can ensure yourself the convenience and comfort in nature. Of course, it would never occur to anyone to walk around a summer cottage in an evening dress and heels, but even an elementary choice of clothes has its own peculiarities. Most people prefer dark colored clothing, but if you want to stay out of sight of mosquitoes, dress in light colors and try to avoid bright and colorful clothing. Opt for trousers over shorts and long sleeves to help minimize painful and irritating bites.

“… They see them off according to their minds,” but they are greeted, as it turned out, by smell. Sweet perfume beckons, but not in our case. The scent of perfume, deodorant, soap, shampoo and even your own body can become insect bait. Try to opt for less fragrant hygiene products or skip perfume altogether.

For summer residents, mosquitoes turn out to be a real torture, because most people have a need to work at their summer cottage, and mosquito bites simply cannot be avoided. Vacationers have to while away the summer days indoors. Unfortunately, precautions do not provide 100% protection, so people have to look for better protection options.

Every person wants to be safe, but first of all it is worth thinking about your health. Products containing DEET (diethyltoluamide) are common. Simply apply the cream to your body and bite control is assured. But do not get carried away with this option, because it is better to be bitten than to earn drug poisoning. On your clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, tents, etc. You can apply parmethrin. This powerful remedy will protect you not only from mosquitoes, but also from flies, ticks, fleas and other insects. Of course, don't forget about the environment. In our life there is an important law “Do no harm!”, Therefore, in the pursuit of your convenience, you should not forget about others.

We offer an effective and harmless remedy for the control of blood-sucking insects, developed in the USA by Alvin Wilbanks and NASA specialists. They used carbon dioxide CO2 as an active ingredient. It will be completely safe for your health, will not harm other insects and will not negate the results of your efforts to grow organic vegetables and fruits. Using chemicals can harm your health and disrupt the bio-balance of nature.

In order to calmly rest, it is enough to destroy the blood-sucking female mosquitoes. The Mosquito Killing System will confidently cope with this task without causing harm to your health and the environment. Mosquito Killer will provide protection from mosquitoes within a radius of 30-50 meters. This will save you unnecessary discomfort and allow you to calmly go about your business.

Leaving for the dacha, do not take the bustle of the city with you. Enjoy a quiet and relaxing holiday without the hassle.

The system is complete and ready to install. The kit includes a mosquito killer - Mosquito Killer System, reducer, bracket, lower mesh, support. The area of ​​action is 40 acres (1 acre). Only a CO2 bottle is required.

Operating modes: manual, night, automatic with a timer.
Test Results - (43 days, 1242 mosquitoes / day)

Options for this product:

Attractant - improves the overall catchability of the system by 10-30% for mosquitoes and 30-40% for midges. In general, it increases the efficiency of the system at a constant CO2 consumption.

Case for 40 l bottle - improves the appearance of the bottle. 40L black cylinders, sometimes have an unsightly appearance, the cover allows you to solve this problem. Pay attention to the guarantee for efficiency and technical failure on the Mosquito Killer System from ATEK LLC.

More details can be found here: www.tutkomarov.net

Contacts: LLC "ATEK", 103287, Russia, Moscow, 4th Vyatsky per, building 16, building 2, +7 (495) 789-36-00


With your own hands - How to do it yourself

Summer is one of the best times of the year. In summer, you can, without worrying about additional insulation, spend the night outdoors, among the pines and firs, go to the country house or go fishing, in general, take a break from the bustle of the city and pamper your lungs with fresh air. However, the ubiquitous mosquitoes, midges and ticks can greatly cloud outdoor recreation during the day and literally deprive you of sleep at night.


Prevention of the appearance of insects in the country

There are a set of universal rules that will help you minimize insect visits to your site. What are these rules?

1. Clean your area of ​​excess debris and food debris that insects love so much. Store all leftover food only in the refrigerator and, if not available, in hermetically sealed food containers.

2. Minimize on your site the area of ​​those places where dampness is formed, and cover all containers with water: it is in such places that mosquitoes like to breed.

3. As often as possible carry out wet cleaning of all rooms, after collecting all the crumbs and throwing them along with the rest of the garbage in specially designated areas outside the area.

4. Protect your summer cottage from insects by installing mosquito nets for windows, windows, and, if necessary, for doors.

5. Do not kill spiders: they destroy many insects.

6. Plant pest repellent plants along the fence.

Carrying out preventive measures to get rid of insects, the main thing is not to overdo it. After all, their presence in their natural habitat is conceived by nature, and each of them is necessarily endowed with some useful function.


Plants against insects

The fight against mosquitoes in the country is carried out constantly in the warm season. Females lay eggs in reservoirs with stagnant water, puddles, damp basements. Reproduction of offspring is done every day. By the end of May, the summer cottage area is filled with a whole flock of bloodsuckers. To make your work easier, to protect the garden, the vegetable garden, to save yourself from mosquito bites, you need to grow certain plants from mosquitoes.

On a note!

Mosquitoes on the site will not stay long if you plant some plants around the perimeter: basil, marigolds, peppermint, lemon balm, catnip, wild rosemary, elderberry, lavender, tansy. The same crops are planted in the garden, in flower beds. However, with strong infection of neighboring areas, additional measures will be required to protect themselves from bloodsuckers.


How to get rid of midges on seedlings? The matches didn't help

Our subscriber in the VKontakte group Victoria Sukhobok asks:
Dear summer residents, help with advice, please. The seedlings are growing well, but small midges have overcome. I read that if matches are stuck in the ground gray down, it scares away midges. I played matches - no sense.
What to do? What to water with?

Discussion in our group on VKontakte:

Lena Lomakina: Why matches?
Svetlana Kiiski: Smoke mosquito fumigator plates in the seedlings. You won't see any more midges.
Irina Romanova: Do not flood or loosen after each watering. The top layer of the earth should dry out between waterings!
Victoria Sukhobok: I read that if matches are stuck in the ground gray down, it scares away midges. But alas.
Victoria Sukhobok: Irina, thanks for the advice.
Victoria Sukhobok: Svetlana, I wonder if I will try. Thank you
Svetlana Kiiski: Victoria, this is the only thing that saved me from midges in home flowers! Set fire to the records and leave to smoke))
Victoria Sukhobok: Thank you, otherwise the midges are already tired.
Lyubov Malakhova: Victoria, I stuck it last year, and the midges disappeared. And this year, nothing helps. I haven't tried the fumigator yet. You need to purchase.
Victoria Sukhobok: Love, we will try.
Nina Kushpela: Lena, sulfur is poisonous, when watering disperses on the soil. Midges lay eggs in the soil, from which larvae emerge and eat up the roots. They are especially fond of cabbage seedlings. I did not dare to pickle the soil with seedlings, but experimented on violets. They, the poor, began to grow ugly, twisted leaves.
Natalia Osipova: Fumigator in the socket nearby, and sticky tape for the flies to hang.
Alla Demenkova-Zhigalova: Aktara helps, try it.
Lyudmila Miyusova: Sprinkle tobacco dust on the ground, read somewhere, but did not try, and the matches helped.
Victoria Sukhobok: Girls, thank you all very much!
Natalia Pashkova: I cover with a bag and spray with dichlorvos. And there are fly-sticks hanging nearby. They disappear for a while, then reappear. Fumigators don't help me. People suggested that the plates should be from flies, but I don't have any.


You can participate in the discussion by going to the page in our group on vKontakte.

Tatyana, is there no way to synchronize the questions and answers of Semidachnikov in VK with the site?
It's not difficult at all for programmers!

I read the tips and it becomes scary from them:

-Put fumigator plates from mosquitoes in the seedlings. You won't see any more midges.

-Mats lay eggs in the soil, from which larvae emerge and eat up the roots. They are especially fond of cabbage seedlings. I did not dare to pickle the soil with seedlings, but experimented on violets. They, the poor, began to grow ugly, twisted leaves.

- Aktara helps, try it.

- Sprinkle tobacco dust on the ground, read somewhere, but did not try, and the matches helped.


Mosquito life cycle

Blood-sucking mosquitoes belong to the dipteran family of insects, to the long-wattled group.

Individuals from this family have a characteristic structure of the oral apparatus: elongated upper and lower lips formed a case, in which two pairs of jaws are placed, which are long thin needles.

In females, they are perfectly adapted for sucking blood. Males do not have the opportunity to bite, since the jaws are underdeveloped.

Mosquitoes have mastered almost the entire globe, they are not only in Antarctica. The man himself is to blame for such widespread distribution. Mosquitoes traveled with him on ships, land transport and even on airplanes.

Due to their size, it is very easy for them to hide in any gap. That is why it is almost impossible to organize quarantine measures against mosquitoes. And for medical reasons, they would be necessary.

These blood-sucking insects carry a number of dangerous pathogens:

  • filariasis caused by the smallest parasites - nematodes that live in the lymphatic system and human subcutaneous tissue, they enter the body with a mosquito bite
  • arbovirus infections, including various tropical fevers, summer-autumn mosquito encephalitis (endemic focus - Primorsky Krai)
  • Omsk hemorrhagic fever
  • some infectious diseases of animals
  • malaria
  • tularemia.

Mosquito bites are not as harmless as they seem, their harmfulness is not limited to a skin reaction.

Protection of the site from mosquitoes must be carried out without fail. Reducing winged blood-sucking insects in your resting areas will minimize their damage.

Before deciding how to get rid of mosquitoes at their summer cottage, you need to study the cycle of its life and the characteristics of reproduction. Perhaps there are places in your dacha where mosquitoes breed. In this case, to the question: how to deal with mosquitoes in the country, you can give the following answer - first of all, to destroy all places of their breeding.

Food

The diet of male and female mosquitoes is different. Males consume only plant juices as food.

For females, this is also one of the main types of food. Females of blood-sucking mosquitoes are subject to the law of gonotrophic harmony.

This means that for the formation and development of eggs, the female needs animal protein, she receives it by sucking blood from humans and warm-blooded animals.

Since there are usually several egg-laying in the life of each female, her nutrition is cyclical: bloodsucking is replaced by the consumption of plant juices.

Reproduction

Different types of mosquitoes can produce one or more generations during the season.

Mosquitoes are insects with complete metamorphosis and go through several stages of development throughout their life. The first three can only be done in water.

It should be standing, have aquatic vegetation or organic debris. The depth of the reservoir is small so that it warms up well.

Stages in the life cycle of a mosquito:

  1. Egg. This developmental stage is short, and takes 2 to 7 days, depending on the type of mosquito. Some of them lay single eggs, but most of them are molded into peculiar rafts of 20 or 30 eggs, which float freely on the surface of the reservoir.
  2. Larva. In different mosquitoes, the period of development of the larva is from 4 to 30 days, and sometimes more, while various factors are important, the decisive factor is the temperature of the water in the reservoir. The larvae feed on what they harvest by filtering the water: bacteria, organic matter, algae, crustaceans and protozoa. They stick to the surface of the water. During the entire period of development, the larvae molt 3 times, the fourth molt ends with the transformation into a pupa.
  3. Doll. A dense chitinous cover protects the pupa from all adverse factors. The pupal phase is very short and lasts 2 to 4 days.
  4. Imago. This is an adult insect with a characteristic lifestyle and body structure. Mosquitoes are most active at dusk.

Knowing the lifestyle of an insect at different stages of development, we can conclude that any damp places, shallow ponds with stagnant water and even puddles that do not dry out are places for potential breeding of mosquitoes. If they are available on your site, it will be very difficult to deal with bloodsuckers.

The best methods of getting rid of mosquitoes in the country

Protection against mosquitoes in a summer cottage should begin by eliminating all possible places where mosquitoes can breed.

If a pond is dug on the site, nothing can be done about it. But it is necessary to drain other damp places.

Protection against mosquitoes on the street can be carried out individually using special aerosols or folk remedies that repel insects.

Some summer residents call pest controllers who carry out treatment with special solutions throughout the entire territory. This is an expensive pleasure.

The disadvantages of this method of protection against mosquitoes are immediately visible:

  • over time, insects fly from other areas, since the funds do not work for too long
  • the poisonous substance can get on vegetables that are grown in the beds
  • in addition to mosquitoes, there are many beneficial insects, their means also destroy
  • this treatment can harm pets such as cats and dogs.

How to poison mosquitoes on the site? All products used for this contain cypermethrin.

  1. The most effective remedy for treating a summer cottage against mosquitoes is Medilis Tsiper. The effect of the treatment is felt for almost 2 months. Manufacturers position it as a safe product for humans and pets. It protects against mosquitoes and ticks, as well as midges.
  2. Boneutral I 50 helps not only fight mosquitoes, but also flies, Colorado potato beetles and caterpillars.Duration - up to 4 weeks, toxicity - medium.

Fighting mosquitoes in the country is quite possible if you call for help from plants - repellents.

Insecticidal smoke bombs

In the first place, I would take this method of exterminating mosquitoes and their larvae! An insecticidal, fumigant control agent - a smoke bomb "Quiet Evening" has proven itself on the market.

It is an effective remedy for mosquito control in open areas, and is also ideal for etching basements, septic tanks, cesspools, etc., in general, where there are hordes of mosquitoes:

  • Smokes 5 minutes
  • Kills insects instantly
  • Valid for 3 days on an area of ​​up to 250 m2

The active substance of the checkers is permethrin 10%, caustic smoke penetrates into all hard-to-reach places and destroys mosquitoes and their larvae!

Checker "Quiet Evening" is ideal for:

  • Cottages
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnic
  • Outdoor activities!

Where to buy a smoke bomb "Quiet Evening" in Russia, follow this link - https://sredstvo-ot-komarov.ru/

Where to buy a "Quiet Evening" smoke bomb in Ukraine, follow this link - https://otpugivately.com.ua

Where to buy a smoke bomb "Quiet Evening" in the Republic of Belarus, follow this link - https://www.sledopit.by/turizm-i-otdih/zaschita-ot-nasekomykh/dymovaya-shashka-tikhiy-vecher-ot-komarov- i-drugikh-nasekomykh

Plant repellents

Among them are herbs, flowers and even trees. Let's start with the latter. One of the strongest repellents is the Manchurian nut. This huge tree repels not only mosquitoes, but also flies.

Its only drawback is its impressive size: the height of an adult tree can reach 20 m, and the crown diameter is 9 m. Such a giant does not find a place in every area. Ordinary walnuts also have repellent properties.

Virginia bird cherry - the best remedy for mosquitoes in the country around the perimeter. It perfectly repels insects and is very decorative at the time of flowering and ripening of berries. The shrub multiplies easily and grows quickly.

It works well for mosquito repellent hedges. They also do not like the smell of sirgi or elderberry leaves; they can also be planted around the perimeter.

There are many other plants that can drive mosquitoes from their summer cottage:

  • basil
  • tomato
  • geranium
  • carnation
  • sagebrush
  • mint
  • lavender
  • tansy
  • valerian.

Plants - repellents have different effects on insects. Plant them wherever there is free space; there will be much fewer mosquitoes on the site.

Homemade traps

The basic principle of any mosquito trap is to lure the bloodsucker into a space from which there is no way out. What can you lure mosquitoes for?

All traps are divided into the following types:

  • aquatic
  • containing carbon dioxide
  • propane.

When propane is oxidized, it decomposes into water and carbon dioxide.

Homemade traps are a budget option, and completely environmentally friendly.

The principle of creating such a trap is extremely simple.

  1. Cut any plastic bottle in half.
  2. We insert the upper part of the bottle into the lower one, its neck should look down.
  3. Boil water with brown sugar, when it cools down, pour it into a bottle and pour out the yeast.

Carbon dioxide for a mosquito is a signal of the presence of a person who emits it when breathing. The liquid in the trap is changed weekly. This option is suitable as protection against mosquitoes at home.

The efficiency of the "liquid" trap is not very high. A more effective remedy for mosquitoes in the country is homemade adhesive tapes. They get caught not only by mosquitoes, but also by flies. Paper or cardboard can be impregnated with the following compounds:

  • 150 g rosin, 100 g flax seed oil, 30 g honey
  • 150g pine resin, 75g linseed oil, 5g wax, 25g honey, which can be replaced with sugar syrup.

Electric traps and repellents

All electric scarers are divided into two large groups: ultrasonic and electromagnetic.

The latter are believed to act on the nervous system of mosquitoes, other pests and rodents. There are many such devices on sale, but their efficiency leaves much to be desired.

Ultrasonic repellents emit high frequency sounds that are not audible to humans, but are perceived by mosquitoes. There is still debate about the effectiveness of these devices.

A huge disadvantage of these scarers is their noisy work!

Insecticidal lamps

Among electrical traps, the most popular are devices with ultraviolet lamps and fans. It is a good protection against mosquitoes in the country, moreover, it is economical and environmentally friendly. For example, this is the Noveen IKN24 insecticidal lamp with moisture protection!

Noveen is a Polish brand that produces both outdoor and indoor lamps (for example, this Noveen IKN-12 video indoor lamp). Electric mosquito traps are one of the most effective and safest ways to protect yourself in nature!

Watch the video review of the street type Noveen IKN24 trap

How to get rid of mosquitoes in the country? A water electric trap is capable of providing protection from flying bloodsuckers in an area of ​​50 square meters. She has to work constantly and is not too cheap.

How a mosquito repellent insecticide lamp works and the result

The most powerful CO2 traps can protect an area of ​​900 square meters or more from mosquitoes. The cost of such traps is quite high.

The most effective mosquito repellent for a summer cottage is propane traps. If they are purchased and put into operation on time, there is a chance to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent them from breeding further in this area.

One of the advantages of such a device is the presence of wireless models that do not require a network connection.

Individual security measures

Most of the sprays, creams, and aerosols produced are based on cypermethrin or DEET - diethyltoluolamide.

They differ only in the concentration of the active substance. There are restrictions on the use of such tools.

There is more than one effective remedy for mosquitoes in the country, which can be used even by young children and pregnant women. These drugs are of natural origin and are completely safe.

  • aromatic oils of clove, thuja, laurel, anise, basil, eucalyptus, it is enough to lubricate the open areas of the body with this oil
  • a decoction from a glass of chopped wheatgrass roots and 1.5 liters of water, they rub the face and hands with it
  • a decoction from the roots of wormwood also helps - for 0.5 liters of water, a third of a glass of chopped roots
  • if you dissolve a bag of vanillin in a liter of water and lubricate the skin with it every 2 hours, mosquitoes will not bite, you can make a more concentrated solution
  • rubbing the skin with birch leaves crushed to release sap also helps.

Conclusion

Fighting mosquitoes in the country is not an easy task, but doable. And all the listed funds will help you with this.


How to protect children from mosquitoes

Going to rest at sea or to the dacha, parents are primarily concerned about what is the best way to protect the child from mosquito bites. Not all protective equipment is suitable and some are extremely dangerous. The scent of apple cider vinegar comes to the rescue. It is applied to the clothes of the child. Mosquitoes will prefer to fly away from the unpleasant odor.

Essential oil is also harmless to children: in order not to spoil the child's clothes, oil is dripped on the wrong side of the seams. The scent will scare away bloodsuckers, and the clothes will remain intact without the characteristic oil stains.

How to get rid of mosquito bites and reduce itching? After the bite, to relieve the effects, the body is lubricated:

  • soda solution: 2 tsp soda is diluted in 250 ml of water
  • vanillin solution will help: a pinch of vanillin is dissolved in a glass of water
  • fermented milk products (sour cream, yogurt, kefir, yogurt)
  • juice from plantain leaves, parsley, basil, valerian, mint
  • for adults, Validol's tablet and Asterisk ointment are suitable.


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