The main causative agent of Malaria, a deadly disease that has wreaks health and economic burden in most part of Africa and some third world is a parasite called Plasmodium.
Plasmodium is borne by vector mosquitoes (carrier of parasite plasmodium) and malaria is thus transmitted by them.
Mosquito is a common flying insect that is found around the world and most especially in tropical region.
According the World Health Organisation, Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells.
Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs. In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.
Key interventions to control malaria include: prompt and effective treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies; use of insecticidal nets by people at risk; and indoor residual spraying with insecticide to control the vector mosquitoes.
There are about 2700 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world. All mosquitoes must have water in which to complete their life cycle. This water can range in quality and it may include rain water pool, sewage effluent pond, irrigated pastures, stagnant water, untreated ponds and it can be in any container imaginable.
Mosquitoes locate blood hosts by sight, smell and detection of host's warmth. Mosquitoes can smell you from about 28 meters away, especially the carbon dioxide (CO2) you exhale when mixes with your odour.
Most mosquitoes remain within 1 mile of their breeding site. A few species may range up to 20 miles or more.
The length of life of the adult mosquito usually depends on several factors: temperature, humidity, sex of the mosquito and time of year. Most males live a very short time, about a week; and females live about three weeks depending on the above factors.
The feeding habits of mosquitoes are quite unique in that it is only the adult female mosquitoes that bite man and other animals. Female mosquitoes drink blood and the nectar of plants while male mosquitoes feed only on plant juices.
Mosquitoes do not feed on blood. The female mosquito only requires a blood meal for development of her eggs. If they do not get this blood meal, then they will die without laying viable eggs. However, some species of mosquitoes have developed the means to lay viable eggs without getting a blood meal.
When a female mosquito bites, she also injects an anticoagulant (anti-clotting chemical) into the prey to keep the victim's blood flowing.
Female mosquitoes feed on man, domesticated animals, such as cattle, horses, goats, etc; all types of birds including chickens; all types of wild animals including deer, rabbits; and they also feed on snakes, lizards, frogs, and toads.
Diseases Carried by Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are often a carrier of diseases, such as malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever, dog heartworm, West Nile virus, and many others. The female that sucks blood (vector mosquitoes) can carry disease from one animal to another as they feed.
To combat mosquitoes and the public health hazards they present chemical forms of prevention and control as well as ground and aerial application of both chemical and biological pesticides have been adopted.
Drug resistance to anti-malarial drugs has spread very rapidly in recent years and government of many countries have banned the use of pesticides and some other chemical-based controlling measure as they tend to imperil public health and causes damage to the environment. Hence the risk of malaria infection is always on the high and there is a gap in every country and communities for a risk free, non-chemical and non-hazardous controlling measure which could be found in our Electronic Mosquito Repellents.
Why our Electronic Mosquito Repellents
Entomology ecology proves that the feeding habits of mosquitoes are quite unique in that it is only the adult females that bite man and other animals when they are in their breeding period. The male mosquitoes feed only on plant juices. Our Electronic Mosquito Repellent is designed to exploit this nature.
Our Mosquito Repellents helps you to get rid of the stinging insects such as mosquitoes, gnats etc. It produces sounds that replicate the sound of most dreaded enemies of impregnated female mosquitoes (i.e. Adult male mosquitoes).
The female mosquito hears the sound emitted by the device as an imitation sound of a male mosquito buzzing. Thus, naturally, they move away from the environment of the sound and the effect of getting rid of the spawning female mosquitoes that bites and transmit malaria can be achieved. If they are unable to get blood meal for a while in the new location, then they die.
These newly designed models are to satisfy both domestic use and personal use.
The Mosquito Repellents are operated by battery. The battery life ranges between 500-800 hours of continuous operation. These products are non-chemical, non-hazardous, environmental friendly, battery operated and revolutionary devices. The sound emitted from the device is harmless to humans, baby and pets. If a person is sensitive to the sound, just turn the unit off.
How to use the device effectively
A long lasting result is achieved when elimination of mosquito breeding site is conducted while using our device.
Protect your space by simply clipping the device to your clothing or backpack. You may also simply stand Mosquito Repellents on desks or hang on walls. The effective range is between 1-5 square meters or 5-12 square meters approximately depending on the frequency of sound and the model in use.
Push on the power button you will hear a sound which shows the unit is in operation. Push off the power button after use. The sound will be stopped immediately.
To eliminate mosquito breeding site, one must locate and eliminate standing or stagnant water. Typical actions include:
- Remove old tires, tin cans, buckets, glass jars, broken toys, and water-catching objects
- Check rain barrels for mosquito larvae. A tight cover will prevent laying of eggs. A thin layer of oil will kill mosquitoes already present.
- Keep swimming pools covered when not in use. For pools in use, the filtering action should eliminate mosquitoes. Small wading pools provide excellent breeding places. Change the water in wading pools frequently.
- Change water in bird baths by flushing with a hose at least once a week.
- Fill tree holes with sand or cement or drill holes to allow drainage.
- Examine rain gutters to see that water runs freely; remove leaves that may block water flow.
- If you have a flat roof, check for standing water several days after a rain.
- Check flower pots and drain for excess water.
- Ponds with fish are not a problem, since fish feed on wrigglers and tumblers. Dense vegetation prevents fish from finding the mosquitoes. Clean out vegetation, particularly from pond edges.
The most effective way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water that serves as prime breeding areas. Excluding mosquitoes from the house is necessary also and our Electronic mosquito control devices will do the job.