More and more pest management professionals are adding mosquito treatments as one of their many service options. As we become more proficient at treating target areas and locating the obvious conducive conditions around the home, we can often overlook one not so obvious source of mosquito breeding: the catch basin.
Catch Basins Create an Ideal Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes
Catch basins are cisterns located at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer. They are designed to catch and retain matter that would not pass readily through the sewer.
They can also hold water in which some mosquitoes such as Culex will deposit their eggs. The eggs will hatch in approximately 12-24 hours and in about a week (varies based on species and environmental factors) they will become biting adults.
The emerging mosquitoes will then search for a blood meal which could very well be your paying customer.
Given the fact that most catch basins are city-owned property, this is one conducive condition where you will not be able to legally treat. At a minimum, you should communicate this potential breeding site to the customer and let them know that emerging mosquitoes could be a problem.
Direct Customers to Contact Their Local Mosquito Control District
Inform the customer that they can contact their local mosquito control district (if they have one) and inquire about past or future catch basin mosquito treatments. Communicating this to the customer could help manage expectations and prevent customer dissatisfaction with your service.
Sumilarv provides Convenient Solution for Mosquito Control Districts
Many government agencies face labor shortages. Which is why they need an easy and convenient treatment plan for effectively treating catch basins.
Sumilarv® 0.5G is a beneficial solution that can be recommended to local agencies. This all-in-one solution is approved for use in catch basins and helps solve the problems with catch basin treatments.
Sumilarv® 0.5 G(WSP) delivers convenient and efficient application that utilizes pre-packaged water-soluble packets for long lasting effective treatment of storm water management systems. This provides an effective low maintenance solution for governments facing the problem of labor-shortages.