When it comes to insects, few are as annoying to human populations as mosquitoes. From allergic reactions and infections at the site of a bite, to diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis, mosquitoes spread misery everywhere they go.
The female mosquito needs blood to produce eggs and a wet, protected place to lay eggs. Animals and algae provide everything they want, and for better or worse, lakes have an abundance of both. The natural way to limit mosquitoes is to make sure that your lake has natural predators including several species of fish, birds and dragonflies. A healthy balanced ecosystem will go a long way towards keeping these mosquito feeders around.
Chemicals may need to be used to control immediate mosquito infestations, but for long term control a healthy lake is the best defense. Aquatic Systems can help with a plan that includes larvicides, biological controls and aeration.
Contact us to get started on a plan to limit mosquitoes around your lake.
- Aquatic Management
- Water Testing & Mapping
- Wetlands & Preserves
- Midge Fly Control
- Fishery Management
- Compliance & Permitting